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SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH and CharterCARE Health Partners have adopted standardized addiction and overdose treatment/ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHIOTA

Three R.I. hospitals standardize addiction, overdose treatment

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for adopting standardized addiction and...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said he’s ready to declare opioid addiction a national emergency Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHIOTA

Trump says he’ll declare opioid addiction national emergency

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said he’s ready to declare opioid addiction a national emergency, which could clear the way for extra funding...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, in a May 6 statement, spoke against the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the lead federal agency focused on fighting the opioid drug crisis, saying, "‎This president campaigned in state after state on promises to tackle the opioid crisis ... it’s sad to see this president walk away.” /COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse, Reed challenge Trump’s proposed cuts to agency fighting opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation weighed in on the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug...
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