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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...

Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement, including from R.I....

Objections to a historic settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island's attorney general saying Wednesday the plan...

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...

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