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Judge conditionally approves Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge gave conditional approval Wednesday to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a...

4 companies on verge of settling U.S. opioid lawsuits

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states,...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15...

Five Questions With: Holly Fitting

Holly Fitting, vice president of addiction, recovery, residential services and grants administration at The Providence Center’s Anchor Recovery Community Center, was part of a...

Thrive, CODAC partner to offer medication, support to treat opioid use

WARWICK – A new partnership between Thrive Behavioral Health and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is offering people in Kent County access to medication-assisted treatment to...

Rhode Island sees spike in drug overdose deaths in 2020

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island jumped by 25% in 2020 over the prior year, to their highest level since...

New England Public Policy Center report: Medication helping R.I.’s opioid problem

PROVIDENCE – Medication-assisted treatment seems to be reducing the risk of overdose for Rhode Islanders with opioid addictions, a new report by the New...

R.I. program distributes 10K naloxone kits to community groups

PROVIDENCE – Community organizations across the state have received hundreds of naloxone kits and funding to help distribute them as part of a new...

Downtown Providence experiencing high rates of opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently shared findings and recommendations of two reports examining the high rates of opioid overdoses and strategies to...

R.I. Department of Labor and Training awarded $1.3M opioid crisis grant

PROVIDENCE – A $1.3 million federal grant awarded to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will help provide jobs and training to address...

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