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MCKESSON CORP., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. have proposed paying $10 billion to settle claims they helped to fuel the United States opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Opioid distributors propose $10B to end state claims

WILMINGTON, Del. – McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. have proposed paying $10 billion to settle claims they helped to fuel the...
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Five Questions With Jonathan Goyer

Jonathan Goyer | Manager, Anchor MORE1. How does your recovery from an overdose in 2013 inform the way you relate to people struggling...
PURDUE SUBSIDIARY: Pictured above is a sign for the Rhodes Technologies plant complex at 498 Washington St. in Coventry. Rhodes is a subsidiary of Purdue Pharma, maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is the subject of multiple lawsuits nationwide taking the drug manufacturer to task for the current “opioid epidemic.”
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Municipal opioids lawsuits moving quickly

While a lawsuit filed by Rhode Island is moving slowly, a proposed class-action lawsuit against opioid makers by cities and counties nationwide – including...
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Five Questions With Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

5Q: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott | Director, R.I. Department of Health1. What do residents who live in a state-designated “health equity zone” get that...
RHODE ISLAND received $6.5 million in federal grants to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. receives $6.5M in federal grants to fight opioid addiction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $6.5 million in State Targeted Response Opioid Crisis grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,...
CVS PHARMACY has agreed to pay $1.5 million for violations of the Controlled Substances Act in New York to resolve a federal investigation. Stores on Long Island had failed to report loss or stolen controlled substances in a timely manner. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Pharmacy to pay $1.5M for violations of the Controlled Substances...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Pharmacy Inc., the subsidiary of CVS Health Corp., has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve a federal investigation into certain...
R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

AG sues opioid manufacturers, distributors alleging deceptive marketing

PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a suit against two pharmaceutical companies and three distributors, alleging their campaign unfairly, deceptively, and...
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...
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Five Questions With Moira J. Walsh

Moira J. Walsh | State representative, D-Providence1. You were an advocate for an increase in the tipped minimum wage before you were a state...
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