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Attorney General: R.I. part of a $450M settlement with opioid maker...

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says he and attorney generals from 35 other states have reached a $450 million nationwide settlement with...

J&J, distributors finalize $26B landmark opioid settlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors finalized nationwide settlements over their role in the opioid addiction crisis Friday,...
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid...

Brown study indicates way to reduce overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found that expanded access to medications for opioid use disorder in prisons and jails can reduce overdose deaths...
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 MORE 1. 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 Health 1. 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...
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