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Opioid treatment behind bars

Compassion | Advocates push for medication therapy that has questionable success
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 5/22/19, 03:59 pm

A grant from a private foundation will give jail inmates in 15 U.S. communities access to medication-assisted opioid therapy, an addiction treatment that gets mixed reviews from therapists and patients.

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States sue to block healthcare conscience rights

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/22/19, 11:37 am

WASHINGTON—Two dozen states and municipalities sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday over rules protecting medical workers who have religious or moral objections to abortion, assisted suicide, or sterilization. The suits, instigated by New York and California, claim HHS regulations issued earlier this month stop the provision of basic healthcare.

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New rule protects pro-life healthcare workers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/02/19, 03:31 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled protections for healthcare workers and providers with religious or moral objections to performing abortions or assisted suicide. The new rule protects individuals and healthcare providers from discrimination if they abstain from procedures that violate their conscience. It also exempts healthcare providers from the requirement to refer patients for abortions.

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