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‘Crackhouse’ Or ‘Safehouse’? U.S. Officials Try To Block Philly’s Supervised Injection Site

This story is part of a partnership that includes WHYY, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Philadelphia could become the first U.S. city to offer opioid users a place to inject drugs under medical supervision. But lawyers for the Trump administration are trying …

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Addiction Clinics Market Pricey, Unproven Treatments To Desperate Patients

This story is part of a partnership that includes Side Effects Public Media, NPR and Kaiser Health News. Only certain images can be republished by partners. Email KHNweb@kff.org for more information. This story can be republished for free (details). Jason was hallucinating. He was withdrawing from drugs at an addiction treatment center …

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such as the “Medicare for All” plan supported by some of …

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Federal Grants ‘A Lifesaver’ In Opioid Fight, But States Still Struggle To Curb Meth

In his 40 years of working with people struggling with addiction, David Crowe has seen various drugs fade in and out of popularity in Pennsylvania’s Crawford County. Methamphetamine use and distribution is a major challenge for the rural area, said Crowe, the executive director of Crawford County Drug and Alcohol …

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