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A reckoning for opioid supply chain

According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration numbers examined by the Washington Post, nearly 100,000 people died in the United States from opioid addiction or...
CVS DISTRIBUTED 7.7% of all opioid pills in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, according to newly available data from the DEA. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

WaPo: Opioid distributors, including CVS, cited in DEA data

PROVIDENCE – There were 76 billion opioid pills distributed in the United States over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2012, according to a...

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – The state has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid Corp. for filling excess prescriptions of Schedule III controlled substances, the R.I....
R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid for filling prescriptions of Schedule...
RHODE ISLAND COLLECTED more than 3,000 pounds of unused, discarded prescriptions during National Drug Take-Back Day on April 28. / COURTESY DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

R.I. nets 3K lbs. of surplus prescriptions for National Drug Take-Back...

PROVIDENCE – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division collected 44 tons of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at 580 collection sites...
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