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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EDT
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047true230551What Trump ending subsidies to health insurers means for youPresident Trump continued to chip away at the Affordable Care Act by ending subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay deductibles, co-payments and out-of-pocket charges for lower-income Americans. Judy Woodruff speaks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News to make sense of the president’s move, which many experts say could destabilize the health care marketplace.2017-10-13 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/108878995-320x196.jpg3005669924l0poUHpm_S4230350Synthetic opioids are driving an overdose crisisFifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from Massachusetts as part of our series, “America Addicted.”2017-10-11 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/addicted1-1-e1507768384864-320x196.jpg3005581757ivIUaVApczg230158How these doctors drastically decreased opioid prescriptionsWith addictions and overdoses surging over the past two decades, recent CDC guidelines urge doctors to avoid or dramatically limit the use of legal painkillers. But in Southern California, a group of Kaiser Permanente doctors has been helping chronic pain patients "step down" from high-dose opioids and adopt alternative therapies that work well for many. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.2017-10-09 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/addicted1-e1507594122104-320x196.jpg3005505592LNioiRHq8vY
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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