CDC: Rhode Island among five states showing decline in opioid emergency room visits

The CDC reports Rhode Island is one of five states in the nation showing a decline in opioid-related emergency room visits over the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
The CDC reports Rhode Island is one of five states in the nation showing a decline in opioid-related emergency room visits in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter of 2016. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
PROVIDENCE – A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows Rhode Island is one of the five states in the United States that saw a decrease in the number of opioid overdose-related emergency room visits in the third quarter of 2017 compared with that period in 2016. The state shares the distinction of…

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