Officers Ned Bandoske (left) and Ernest Stevens are part of San Antonio's mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may play a role. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio
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An FDA advisory panel voted to increase controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, such as this generic version of Vicodin. Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press hide caption

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To Fight Addiction, FDA Advisers Endorse Limits On Vicodin
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