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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP declared opioid abuse a public emergency Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump declares opioid addiction a public health emergency

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Thursday declared widespread opioid abuse a public health emergency, even as he resisted a controversial move that...
INCREASED COMPETITION: Dr. Jason Spangler, foreground, executive director of medical policy and quality strategies for Amgen, speaks during the Oct. 5 PBN Health Care Summit about how Amgen is working to lower prescription drug costs by increasing competition. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Stigma of opioid addiction barrier to improving care

The stigma surrounding the opioid addiction is similar to that of the AIDS epidemic in recent decades, says Dr. Martin Serota, chief medical officer...

Miriam Hospital wins federal grant to study post-incarceration opioid treatment

PROVIDENCE — Miriam Hospital has been awarded a federal $215,157 National Institutes of Health grant to study an innovative opioid addiction program for incarcerated...
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH and CharterCARE Health Partners have adopted standardized addiction and overdose treatment/ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHIOTA

Three R.I. hospitals standardize addiction, overdose treatment

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for adopting standardized addiction and...
TIMER CAPS RECORD the last time a cap was opened to help people better manage their medication schedules, but some addiction-prevention programs are using them to mitigate opioid abuse. /COURTESY TIMERCAP LLC

Addiction-prevention programs using Timer Caps to reduce opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health now carries Timer Caps for prescriptions, developed by TimerCap LLC to better manage medication, which some addiction-prevention programs are using...
RHODE ISLAND Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree speaks during the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, which will assist patients struggling with opioid addiction. /COURTESY LIFESPAN

Rhode Island Hospital opens recovery center for patients struggling with opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Federal and state officials joined Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership at the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, Lifespan...
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