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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,...
THE SEC HAS RULED that AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. must allow shareholders to propose disclosing executive pay clawbacks related to opioid distribution misconduct. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

SEC: Drug distributor must allow shareholder vote on opioid-related clawback disclosure

PROVIDENCE— State Treasurer Seth Magaziner and national coalition Investors for Opioid Transparency have won an U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp....
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND communities are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors as public nuisances. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. communities sue opioid manufacturers, distributors as public nuisances

PROVIDENCE — Fourteen Rhode Island communities led by Lt. Gov. Dan McKee are filing a public nuisance lawsuit against five of the largest pharmaceutical...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has introduced a fiscal 2019 state budget that represents a sligh increase in spending./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo’s State of the State expected to cover job creation, school...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is expected to give her State of the State address Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. She is expected to...
VALUABLE TOOL: NaloxBox LLC co-founders Dr. Geoff Capraro, left, and Dr. Claudia B. Rebola show off one of their NaloxBoxes, which hold tools that could potentially save the life of someone overdosing on opioids. / COURTESY NALOXBOX LLC

NaloxBox an antidote for overdoses

Dr. Geoff Capraro wants to give bystanders the tools to save lives in the event of an overdose. That’s the idea behind NaloxBox LLC, which...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth's College of Nursing and Leduc Center for Civic Engagement expect 400 local students to gather on campus later this month for a summit focused on the nationwide opioid crisis.

UMass Dartmouth to host third substance-use disorder summit

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s College of Nursing and Leduc Center for Civic Engagement announced in a statement earlier this week they...
THE HEALTH RESOURCES and Services Administration awarded $1,405,600 to eight health centers in Rhode Island to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.

HRSA Gives $1.4M to 8 R.I. health centers to fight opioid...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded a combined $1,405,600 to eight Rhode Island health centers to increase access to...
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