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Homeless jailed frequently under ‘habitual drunkard’ law

Homeless jailed frequently under ‘habitual drunkard’ law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest “habitual drunkards” and send them to jail for up to a year for possessing alcohol. A survey conducted by the Legal Aid Justice Center shows that Virginia and Utah […]

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A report released Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications’ use. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, contributed the most money to the groups, funneling $4.7 million to organizations and physicians from 2012 through last year, according to the report. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Utah says it will file lawsuit against OxyContin drugmaker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is planning to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of the opioid OxyContin, claiming the company is responsible for high rates of overdoses and deaths. State chief criminal deputy Spencer Austin told lawmakers Wednesday that the attorney’s general office will take action against drugmaker Purdue […]

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