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A 5ml dose of liquid oxycodone, an opioid pain relief medication, sits on a table in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019. During the opioid epidemic, roughly 218,000 Americans have died from overdoses tied to prescription pain pills, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even with visits to the local food pantry, many families struggle to get enough to eat. Food banks say rethinking our donations could help them stretch their money. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Try To Distinguish Themselves On Health Care

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When the cancer clinic at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott closed in January, Karen Endicott-Coyan and other cancer patients had to continue their treatments out of town. Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Town's Hospital Closes

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An employee at a Methodist University Hospital is being sued by her employer for unpaid medical bills incurred before they hired her. Andrea Morales for MLK50 hide caption

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A Tennessee Hospital Sues Its Own Employees When They Can't Pay Their Medical Bills

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A 19-year-old woman talks with nurse Valeria Zafisoa at a traveling contraception clinic in eastern Madagascar run by the British nonprofit group Marie Stopes International. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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During one of his visits to the needle exchange van in Miami, Arrow was referred to inpatient drug treatment. Here, he displays keyrings marking milestones of his sobriety. Sammy Mack/WLRN hide caption

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Key Florida Republicans Now Say Yes To Clean Needles For Drug Users

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Democrats Debate Health Care And Other Issues At Miami Forum

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Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, negotiated a deal with a drugmaker to get the state a better price for expensive hepatitis C medications for its Medicaid and prison populations. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Marchers at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco, Calif., carry a banner to call attention to the continuing battle against AIDS on May 29, 1989. The city was home to the nation's first AIDS special care unit. The unit, which opened in 1983, is the subject the documentary 5B. Jason M. Grow/AP hide caption

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1st AIDS Ward '5B' Fought To Give Patients Compassionate Care, Dignified Deaths

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