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Opioid settlement funds must be spent right

States, cities, counties and tribal governments nationwide will soon receive a windfall through several major opioid settlements. Drug distributors and manufacturers will relinquish a...
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...
FOR THE FIRST EIGHT months of 2017, Rhode Island officials reported a 9 percent decrease in overdose deaths in the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. reports 9% drop in overdose deaths from January – August...

PROVIDENCE — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing the 2016 national number of overdose deaths at 63,600, 21...
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