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Trump administration calls for compassion for opioid addicts

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration on Thursday called for a “cultural shift” in how Americans talk about opioid addiction, saying too many people are still unwilling or unable to seek treatment and urging communities to adopt new strategies to combat the overdose epidemic.

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The family attorney said the cause of death was heatstroke.  (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

- Associated Press

An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

- Associated Press

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs.

Louisiana seeking 'subscription model' for hepatitis C drugs

- Associated Press

Louisiana's health secretary thinks she's found a way to get hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid patients and prisoners struggling with one of the nation's deadliest infectious diseases: by patterning medication purchases off the Netflix subscription model.

A women is escorted from the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.    Four people were shot and wounded during the shooting in the suburb of Madison, according to a city administrator.  (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

- Associated Press

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from buying firearms 14 years ago after telling South Dakota police that his co-workers were "talking bad about him" and his neighbors were spying on him, according to court records.