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Construction, R.I. Convention Center staff undergo naloxone training

PROVIDENCE – As opioid overdoses continue to claim lives throughout the region, some businesses are training their staff on how to recognize and respond...
OPIOID STUDY: Susan Lim, site manager, and Joe Robillard, pharmacy technician, work on prescription orders at a Genoa Healthcare pharmacy inside a Gateway Healthcare clinic in Pawtucket. Genoa is collaborating with Rhode Island Hospital and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare on a study examining the effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered, medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder.
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Study looks at effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered MAT to treat opioid use...

Efforts to curb the opioid epidemic include increasing access to care and reducing stigma, goals officials say a $1.6 million National Institutes of Health-funded,...

R.I. sees decline in drug-overdose deaths for second straight year in...

PROVIDENCE – The state saw a decline in drug-overdose deaths for the second straight year in 2018, according to R.I. Department of Health data...

R.I. Department of Health begins new opioid awareness campaign

PROVIDENCE – Last week the R.I. Department of Health launched Over the Dose RI, an educational campaign to reduce the misuse and abuse of...
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,...

Rhode Islanders urged to carry naloxone to curb opioid-overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to carry overdose-reversal-medication naloxone, after it was revealed more than one-third of opioid-overdose calls that emergency medical...
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. communities expand opioid lawsuits to include CVS, other drugstore chains

PROVIDENCE – More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns are expanding their lawsuits over the opioid crisis to target the nation's largest...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...

CODAC expands with Pawtucket location in response to rising opioid cases

PAWUCKET – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare expects more than 220 patients with risky substance use at its new Pawtucket location opening today, and is prepared...
PURDUE PHARMA is reportedly preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in the United States opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

OxyContin maker Purdue explores bankruptcy, WSJ and Reuters say

NEW YORK - Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds of lawsuits over its role in...
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