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Rhode Island Hospital hosts second annual opioid crisis hackathon

PROVIDENCE – Diverse teams made up of Rhode Island doctors, community members and others devoted a weekend last month to developing and presenting innovative...
WAIT AND SEE: Attorney John L. Calcagni III says there are some gray legal areas when it comes to a new Rhode Island law that creates a pilot program for safe injection sites, or “harm reduction centers,” to counteract the opioid overdose crisis. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Legal questions loom for R.I.’s injection center law

Combating the opioid overdose crisis is a cause with broad support. But a new Rhode Island law establishing a two-year pilot program for safe injection...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states,...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15...

Kentucky AG sues CVS Health over state’s opioid problems

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued CVS Health Corp., accusing its pharmacy chain of flooding the state with prescription opioids...

R.I. getting $2.6M from McKinsey & Co. opioid settlement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2.6 million from a multistate settlement from  consulting firm McKinsey & Co. related to an investigation into the...

Bankruptcy judge OKs federal settlement with Purdue Pharma

Proposed settlements between the federal government and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners cleared a major legal hurdle Tuesday when a bankruptcy judge...
CVS HEALTH has been subpoenaed on behalf of the DEA. The summons is related to information about its handling of opioids and other controlled substances. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS subpoenaed by U.S. over pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis

NEW YORK – CVS Health Corp. said it received a subpoena on behalf of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, asking the company for information...

URI health care programs to collaborate on opioid outreach campaign

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Personnel from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and Cooperative Extension will collaborate and visit rural...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...

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