- As global leaders opened a summit on the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the United Nations, advocacy groups rallied this week to for increased UN funding to fight the disease.
- With 17 states scaling back AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), a church-based coalition is pushing back.
- In the latest court development on the healthcare reform law, appellate judges in Atlanta began considering the constitutionality of the insurance mandate.
- In the wake of a critical report, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued a statement stressing its movement away from a "war on drugs" mentality and its opposition to legalizing drugs, as the report suggested.
- In related news, Jesse Jackson and the Drug Policy Alliance were among those citing the report in reiterating the call for an end the war on drugs.
- With the proliferation of private companies offering background checks, some Utah residents are facing discrimination in hiring even after having their records expunged.
- At a Chicago ATI program for women, participants go to drug treatment, take parenting classes, and live with their children at the center.
- In light of California's crowded prisons, the San Bernardino County Sheriff is considering ATI programs including vocational training and treatment for drug addiction.
- Meanwhile, officials say California may be in danger of violating the first Supreme Court-ordered deadline for cutting its prison population.
- Maryland officials are reporting progress in treating inmates with chronic conditions such as HIV, hepatitis-C infections and diabetes, resulting in better health care and lower costs.