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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...
IN A LETTER TO President Donald Trump, pharmacy industry CEOs, including CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry J. Merlo, pledging their commitment to stemming the opioid addiction epidemic and suggesting a public-private partnership. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

CVS, eight pharmacy companies pledge partnership fighting opioid abuse in letter...

WOONSOCKET —  CVS Health CEO Larry J. Merlo joined eight other pharmacy industry CEOs in signing a letter to President Trump Wednesday pledging their...
BUTLER HOSPITAL will be the site of a new 24-hour opioid treatment center, funded through the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals using a federal grant. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Care New England opening 24-hour opioid treatment center at Butler Hospital

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Care New England will announce a new Center of Excellence medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction at...
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