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Brown study: Fentanyl test strips effectively reduce young-adult opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE — Brown University's School of Public Health researchers report fentanyl test strips are effective in preventing opioid overdoses and that community-based organizations would...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...
THE DEA has proposed reducing the national manufacturing quotas of several opioid medications to aid in fighting an opoid addiction epidemic in the United States. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Justice Department, DEA propose reduction of opioid manufacturing quotas

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed reducing controlled substance manufacturing by between 7 and 15 percent in...

R.I. receives $3.9M for job training program for Rhode Islanders in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $3.9 million in federal funds to support job training for Rhode Islanders in addiction recovery, Gov. Gina M....
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R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...

City sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over deceptive marketing

PROVIDENCE – The city has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, asserting the deceptive marketing, prescribing, overdistribution and sale of opioids have...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
REP. NICHOLAS A MATTIELLO is the Rhode Island Speaker of the House.

Opinion: Opioid epidemic devastating R.I.

It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
FOR THE FIRST EIGHT months of 2017, Rhode Island officials reported a 9 percent decrease in overdose deaths in the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. reports 9% drop in overdose deaths from January – August...

PROVIDENCE — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing the 2016 national number of overdose deaths at 63,600, 21...
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