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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 filed a suit alleging deceptive marketing practices against two pharmaceutical companies and three distributors June 25. / 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...

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...
PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. /  PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...
MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

Butler treating opioid addiction as disease

Rhode Island added a fourth center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment at Providence’s Butler Hospital in November, part of a statewide effort to focus...
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