R.I. reports 9% drop in overdose deaths from January – August 2017

PROVIDENCE — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing the 2016 national number of overdose deaths at 63,600, 21 percent more than in 2015, Rhode Island officials reported a 9 percent decrease in overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office announced the comparison…

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