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Five Questions With: Rebecca Boss

Since 2017, Rebecca Boss has served as director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She came to the department...
PURDUE PHARMA is reportedly preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in the United States opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

OxyContin maker Purdue explores bankruptcy, WSJ and Reuters say

NEW YORK - Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in...

CODAC honors Cicilline, supporters during 40th anniversary gala

NEWPORT – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare celebrated its 40th anniversary in Newport County at Salve Regina University on Oct. 25, honoring Rep. David N. Cicilline,...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...

Five Questions With: Jeffrey Hill

Jeffrey Hill has severed as the R.I. Department of Health’s violence and injury prevention coordinator since October 2016. Previously, he was the youth suicide...

Whitehouse tours CODAC center to view opioid epidemic impact

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has made significant headway in addressing the opioid crisis, health officials throughout the state say more work is needed...

How R.I. employers can assist in combating opioid crisis

Employers, especially in the health care industry, continue to grapple with how to provide support to employees, clients, patients and family members suffering from...
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...

Opioid plans must have many facets

While it is simple to group the thousands of drug-overdose deaths that have come to Rhode Island as a piece of the opioid crisis,...
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