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Raimondo to honor local municipal leaders for overdose prevention plans

WARWICK – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will join the members of Rhode Island's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
REP. NICHOLAS A MATTIELLO is the Rhode Island Speaker of the House.

Opinion: Opioid epidemic devastating R.I.

It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one...
UNITED WAY of Rhode Island 211 operators, from left, Tina Donate and Aura Sanabia field calls at their Providence call center. / COURTESY UWRI

CVS Health Foundation grants $56K for 211 call center substance use...

PROVIDENCE — The United Way’s 211 call center will soon be able to bring in Anchor Recovery peer counselors on opioid and other substance...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
The CDC reports Rhode Island is one of five states in the nation showing a decline in opioid-related emergency room visits over the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

CDC: Rhode Island among five states showing decline in opioid emergency...

PROVIDENCE – A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows Rhode Island is one of the five states in the United States...
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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