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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...

Five Questions With: Erin McDonough

Erin McDonough is the program director for the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team’s Medical Reserve Corps. RIDMAT/MRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting...

RIDOC medication-assisted treatment program discussed in new video

PROVIDENCE – Officials from the R.I. Department of Corrections can be seen in a new video outlining the department’s expansion of its medication-assisted treatment...

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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RUPERT WHITELEY

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...
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