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PURDUE PHARMA's negotiations with state Attorneys General have reportedly stalled. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

Purdue opioid settlement talks stall over Sacklers’ cash

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s settlement talks over the drugmaker’s opioid painkillers have stalled over how much money the family that owns the...

CODAC introduces correctional center treatment program in Mass.

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is venturing outside of Rhode Island by offering its adult correctional institution program in Massachusetts.By bringing the program to...
RHODE ISLAND was granted $17.1 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis, HHS announced Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

R.I. to receive $17M in federal funds for opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $17.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
A FEDERAL JUDGE has decided makers and distributors of opioid painkillers must face lawsuits claiming they banded together to wrongfully push sales of the addictive pills ahead of the first federal trial on the matter expected to take place next month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Big pharma ordered to face cities’ opioid-conspiracy claims

WILMINGTON, Del.  – Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health Inc. and other makers and distributors of opioid painkillers must face lawsuits claiming they banded together...
JOHNSON & JOHNSON shares rose as much as 5% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay $572 million to the state for the public-health crisis spawned by opioid painkillers. Oklahoma had sought as much as $17.5 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

J&J shares rise as Oklahoma opioid fine seen less than expected

WILMINGTON, Del. – Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than...
NINE RHODE ISLAND entities will receive a combined $2.1 million in funds related to addressing the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AUDREY RUDAKOV

R.I. to receive $2.1M in HHS funds for opioid treatment...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2.1 million for opioid treatment programs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.Of the total,...
CVS DISTRIBUTED 7.7% of all opioid pills in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, according to newly available data from the DEA. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

WaPo: Opioid distributors, including CVS, cited in DEA data

PROVIDENCE – There were 76 billion opioid pills distributed in the United States over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2012, according to a...

New R.I. law expands support for overdose, mental health patients

PROVIDENCE – Patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for an overdose or mental health emergency may now receive further support after their discharge, thanks to...

Patient numbers growing at CODAC in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Since opening its doors in the city in March, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has seen more than 60 new patients seeking help with...

New Bedford files opioid lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors

NEW BEDFORD – The city has filed suit against the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in the United States for their role in the...
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