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Eastern Kentucky Prison Moves Forward As Opponents Consider Challenge

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The Bureau of Prisons has issued a record of decision signaling that it is moving ahead with plans to build a federal prison on the site of a former strip mine in the hills of Letcher County, Kentucky. But local opponents of the prison say they’re not giving up and are considering a legal challenge to prevent… Read More

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Ohio Tells Insurers They Can’t Block Lower Drug Price Talk

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s insurance regulators are telling health insurers not to enforce gag orders that stop pharmacists from telling customers about the lowest drug price available. The Ohio Department of Insurance also is prohibiting charging customers more for their prescription medication than it would cost if they paid without insurance. The changes come… Read More

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Overdose Prevention Treatment Team Hoping to Reduce Overdoses in Athens County

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ATHENS — A new program coming to Athens County will encourage people struggling with addiction to seek treatment before they suffer a fatal overdose. The Overdose Prevention Treatment Team will identify people at risk, then reach out to inform them about the available treatment resources. “The majority of the people out there want help,” Athens-Hocking-Vinton… Read More