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R.I. to get $45M in $5.5B settlement with Purdue Pharma, Sackler...

PROVIDENCE – Opioid maker Purdue Pharma LP and the Sackler family members who own the company settled with nine state attorneys general for their...
ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. NERONHA announced on Jan. 25 that Rhode Island settled lawsuits related to the opioid crisis with multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson and pharmaceutical distributors Cardinal Health Inc., McKesson Corp. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. for a total of $114 million. / SCREENSHOT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ON WPRI-TV CBS 12

R.I. to get $114 million from opioid lawsuit settlements

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced on Tuesday that his office reached a $9.8 million settlement with American multinational corporation Johnson &...

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...

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