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IMPROVED RESULTS: Genoa Healthcare General Manager Andrew Terranova says providing buprenorphine treatment for patients at pharmacies can improve substance use disorder outcomes. 
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Study: Pharmacy access to buprenorphine boosts likelihood of continued treatment

Andrew Terranova, a pharmacist and general manager at Genoa Healthcare in Providence, was optimistic when his pharmacy signed onto a study intended to create...

Pharmacies could help make opioid treatment meds more accessible, study finds

PROVIDENCE – A new study from researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital and the University of Rhode Island has shown that having pharmacies...

Walmart offers to pay $3.1B to settle opioid lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion legal settlement on Tuesday over the toll of powerful prescription opioids sold at its pharmacies,...

Judge: CVS among pharmacies that owe Ohio counties $650M in opioids...

CLEVELAND (AP) – A federal judge has awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national...

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...
AID ­AVAILABLE: Pawtucket Emergency Medical Services Director Lance Dumont and Elizabeth Moreira, the city’s public health and equity leader, hold kits containing naloxone and fentanyl testers at the Newport Avenue fire station, which became a Safe Station for people seeking help with drug addiction.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Communities create ‘Safe Stations’ in effort to reduce overdose deaths

Rhode Islanders who are struggling with substance abuse now have places they can go to get immediate attention and support, after fire departments and...

R.I. to get $45M in $5.5B settlement with Purdue Pharma, Sackler...

PROVIDENCE – Opioid maker Purdue Pharma LP and the Sackler family members who own the company settled with nine state attorneys general for their...
COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Nov. 2021

1. 5-story apartment building planned for site of 2020 Providence murder POSTED ONLINE: NOV. 15. A vacant, run-down restaurant property at 663 Admiral St....

Federal jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis in...

CLEVELAND (AP) – CVS Health Corp., Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury...

$1.3M grant to help R.I. workforce affected by opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive $1.3 million in federal funding to help create jobs for people who lost...
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