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RHODE ISLAND received $6.5 million in federal grants to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. receives $6.5M in federal grants to fight opioid addiction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $6.5 million in State Targeted Response Opioid Crisis grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,...

Bloomberg visits ACI to learn about R.I.’s medication-assisted treatment program

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s national reputation for its innovative approach to curbing opioid-addiction deaths using medication-assisted treatment at the R.I. Department of Corrections attracted...

Family Service of Rhode Island, CODAC use $750K grant to aid...

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Family Service of Rhode Island are using a $750,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime to...
DR. JOSIAH RICH will be the pricipal investigator at the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on Opioids and Overdose at Rhode Island Hospital. The COBRE project has been granted $11.8 million in a phase I grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

R.I. Hospital receives $11.8M federal grant to establish opioid research center

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received an $11.8 million federal grant to address the opioid epidemic by establishing the Center of Biomedical Research...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
UNITED WAY of Rhode Island 211 operators, from left, Tina Donate and Aura Sanabia field calls at their Providence call center. / COURTESY UWRI

CVS Health Foundation grants $56K for 211 call center substance use...

PROVIDENCE — The United Way’s 211 call center will soon be able to bring in Anchor Recovery peer counselors on opioid and other substance...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., is one of several co-sponsors introducing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 Act to increase the funding authorization levels for the CARA programs enacted in 2016. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Five Questions With: Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 Act to increase the funding authorization levels for the CARA...
DR. ROXANNE VREES, medical director of emergency obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants, with the hospital's new Level 3 opioid treatment certification. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS

Women & Infants’ emergency room earns Level 3 certification in opioid...

PROVIDENCE — Women & Infants Hospital’s Emergency Department has earned Level 3 Certification in opioid treatment, the first in the Levels of Care for Rhode...
IN A LETTER TO President Donald Trump, pharmacy industry CEOs, including CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry J. Merlo, pledging their commitment to stemming the opioid addiction epidemic and suggesting a public-private partnership. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

CVS, eight pharmacy companies pledge partnership fighting opioid abuse in letter...

WOONSOCKET —  CVS Health CEO Larry J. Merlo joined eight other pharmacy industry CEOs in signing a letter to President Trump Wednesday pledging their...
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