R.I. reports slight decline in opioid overdose deaths as national figures plateau

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health reports declining opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health reports declining opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA
PROVIDENCE — The Ocean State has recorded a slight downturn in the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and the start of 2018 as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports national numbers plateauing. “Any one overdose is one too many. We still have a lot of work to do in addressing…

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