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Group: Incarcerated pregnant women in Alabama need to be counted, better care
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Group: Incarcerated pregnant women in Alabama need to be counted, better care

Things have gotten better for women in Alabama who give birth while incarcerated, but health professionals and childbirth specialists say more still needs to happen. Measures as simple as getting an accurate record of how many pregnant women are in all of Alabama’s jails and prisons is something that Alabama Prison Birth Project Director Ashley Lovell wants to see.

21 Alabama hospitals file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors
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21 Alabama hospitals file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

21 Alabama hospitals have filed a civil lawsuit in Conecuh County Circuit Court against the manufacturers, distributors and retailors of opioid-based drugs. The hospitals are alleging negligence, fraud and civil conspiracy by the defendants, which include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and more than 40 other companies and individuals involved in the production and sale of opioids.