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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...
A JUDGE in Boston on Tuesday denied the Sackler family’s request to toss out a lawsuit related to the family's role in the opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue’s Sacklers get closer to an opioid trial in Mass.

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s billionaire owners, the Sackler family, are a step closer to a trial in Massachusetts over their role in...
PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States...
URI WAS GRANTED $1 million from the federal government for its program to conduct outreach to rural Rhode Island communities regarding the opioid crisis. The program will be led by URI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor Anita Jacobson, pictured above. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI gets $1M for rural opioid crisis outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million federal grant to fight the opioid crisis in rural Rhode Island...
RHODE ISLAND was awarded a $3.4 million planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the capacity to treat substance use disorders by Medicaid providers in the state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.4M federal grant to expand addiction treatment by Medicaid...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was awarded a $3.5 million planning grant to increase the state’s treatment capacity of Medicaid providers for substance use disorder...

Purdue bankruptcy is not closure

A bankruptcy declaration and large settlement are supposed to bring some degree of closure. Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy filing and $10 billion plan to...
WAS THE BANKRUPTCY filing of Purdue Pharma a way the owners of the company, the Sackler family, could protect their personal fortunes from the effects of the more than 2,000 lawsuits that have been filed against the company and the Sacklers? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Did the Sackler family take money out of Purdue Pharma for...

When Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, it was in no small measure to blunt the effects of the more then...

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