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Brown study: Fentanyl test strips effectively reduce young-adult opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE — Brown University's School of Public Health researchers report fentanyl test strips are effective in preventing opioid overdoses and that community-based organizations would...
A LAB TECHNICIAN demonstrates the use of fentanyl testing strips at the Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 10, 2018. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG HEALTH INITIATIVE/ALLISON SHELLEY

Advocates to distribute street drug tests for fentanyl throughout R.I. Friday

PROVIDENCE — Public health advocates, including representatives of Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention at The Miriam Hospital, will distribute street drug test strips for...
OPIOID-RELATED DEATHS declined 5.1 percent year over year in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

DOH: Opioid deaths decline 5% in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Opioid deaths in Rhode Island decreased 5.1 percent year over year in 2017, according to the R.I. Department of Health Monday.There were...
DR. JERROLD N. ROSENBERG, 63, former operator of a now-defunct pain-management practice in Rhode Island, was sentenced in U.S. District Court March 9 to four years in prison for conspiring to solicit and receive kickbacks through his prescribing of the drug Subsys. / COURTESY JRMD.NET

Rosenberg sentenced to 4 years for Subsys prescription scam

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jerrold N. Rosenberg, 62, of North Providence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. Friday to four...
FOR THE FIRST EIGHT months of 2017, Rhode Island officials reported a 9 percent decrease in overdose deaths in the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

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

PROVIDENCE — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing the 2016 national number of overdose deaths at 63,600, 21...
DR. JERROLD N. ROSENBERG, 63, operator of a now-defunct pain management practice in Rhode Island, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Oct. 25 to conspiring to solicit and receive kickbacks through his prescribing of the drug Subsys. / COURTESY JRMD.NET

Rosenberg pleads guilty to fraud, kickback conspiracy in Subsys prescription scam

PROVIDENCE - Jerrold N. Rosenberg, 62, of North Providence, indicted in U.S. District Court in February on health care fraud and conspiring to solicit and...
VALUABLE TOOL: NaloxBox LLC co-founders Dr. Geoff Capraro, left, and Dr. Claudia B. Rebola show off one of their NaloxBoxes, which hold tools that could potentially save the life of someone overdosing on opioids. / COURTESY NALOXBOX LLC

NaloxBox an antidote for overdoses

Dr. Geoff Capraro wants to give bystanders the tools to save lives in the event of an overdose.That’s the idea behind NaloxBox LLC, which...
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