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In this photo, Christopher Davis, who is autistic and nonverbal, is shown restrained to his hospital bed in Spokane. He has been hospitalized for more than eight months without a medical need to be there. Courtesy of Deborah Davis

Families, Advocates Sound Alarm Over Patients Stuck In Washington Hospitals Without Medical Need

Hospitals are costly places to get healthcare and not therapeutic environments. So why does Washington have hundreds of people in hospital beds with no need to be there? Because there’s a lack of community beds for people with behavioral challenges. Continue Reading Families, Advocates Sound Alarm Over Patients Stuck In Washington Hospitals Without Medical Need

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The possible migration route the earliest Americans took to arrive in western Idaho. CREDIT: Teresa Hall / Oregon State University

From North-Central Idaho: Signs Of Some Of The Oldest Human Presence In The Hemisphere

An archaeological dig along the Salmon River in western Idaho has yielded evidence of one of the oldest human settlements in the Americas yet found. Newly published findings from the excavation give impetus to a scientific rethinking of when and how the first people arrived in North America. Continue Reading From North-Central Idaho: Signs Of Some Of The Oldest Human Presence In The Hemisphere

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Cyndi Michael, a former medical marijuana grower, holds the last syringes of cannabis tincture she will process for sale in Rickreall, Ore., after deciding to no longer grow medical marijuana. The number of medical marijuana growers participating in Oregon's 20-year-old medical cannabis program has plummeted after the state legalized cannabis for all adults. Michael, who once grew for eight patients, could no longer make ends meet and also lost her business selling supplies to other medical marijuana growers.

Researching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Easier With DOJ Allowing More Applications

Researchers hoping to study marijuana for scientific and medical purposes are one step closer to expanding their limited supply of the plant. This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for scientific research. Continue Reading Researching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Easier With DOJ Allowing More Applications

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Purdue Pharma and other health care giants are discussing potential deals with authorities that could resolve thousands of lawsuits they're facing over the U.S. opioid epidemic. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Several Drug Companies Considering Large Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits

Confronted with a torrent of lawsuits across the U.S., several major drug companies are in discussions with authorities to resolve thousands of opioid-related suits filed against them. A government source close to the negotiations tells NPR that Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo International and Allergan are looking to cut deals. Continue Reading Several Drug Companies Considering Large Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits

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Some of the Cody Firearms Museum exhibits focus on the design and mechanics of guns. Kamila Kudelska/Wyoming Public Radio

At Buffalo Bill Center Of The West, Gun Museum Focuses On Safety, History And Culture

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Wyoming is one of the largest gun collections in the world: The Cody Firearms Museum. But it’s recently gotten a makeover, moving away away from being a monument to guns and toward being an educational space on gun safety, history and culture. Continue Reading At Buffalo Bill Center Of The West, Gun Museum Focuses On Safety, History And Culture

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