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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health reports declining opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

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

PROVIDENCE — The Ocean State has recorded a slight downturn in the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and the start of 2018...
ALEX AZAR, secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks during a press briefing at the White House after an event on lowering drug prices with President Donald Trump. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump health secretary says drugmakers must help cut prices

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s top health official said the administration plans to turn up the heat on the pharmaceutical industry if it doesn’t...
AETNA INC. ANNOUNCED that it will will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna will pass along discounts as drug price scrutiny increases

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members, the latest...
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