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Bill Paxton family sues hospital, doctor for wrongful death

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Paxton's death certificate says he died Feb. 25, 2017, from a stroke, 11 days after surgery to replace a heart valve and repair aorta damage.
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State data reveals groups hardest hit by opioid overdose deaths

State data reveals groups hardest hit by opioid overdose deaths

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State data reveals the demographic groups most affected by opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts.
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Relatives of P.E.I. woman tell inquiry that Indigenous lives matter

Relatives of P.E.I. woman tell inquiry that Indigenous lives matter

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MONCTON, N.B. - The family of an Aboriginal woman from Prince Edward Island who died a suspicious death says they want people to know her life mattered.
“My mom matters. Our First Nation women matter,” Barbara Bernard said as she spoke before the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Wednesday in Moncton, N.B.
Bernard and her grand-daughter were there to talk about the life and death of Mary Francis Paul.
They say they know few details about Paul's 1977 death on the Charlottetown waterfront and want to know if police investigated.
Barbara Bernard said her...
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Pittsburgh now has a naloxone leave-behind program for overdose patients who refuse hospital ride and may OD again

Pittsburgh now has a naloxone leave-behind program for overdose patients who refuse hospital ride and may OD again

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Pittsburgh says its EMS leave-behind program for opioid overdose patients is one of the first in Pennsylvania.
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Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in Rhode Island

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A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
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Opioid-related overdose deaths fell more than 8 percent in 2017, state says

Opioid-related overdose deaths fell more than 8 percent in 2017, state says

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Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined in 2017 by an estimated 8.3 percent compared to 2016.
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