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Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has $6.8 million in federal funding to address the opioid crisis in partnership with Rhode Island state officials. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University awarded grants to reduce opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Brown University was awarded $6.8 million in federal funding to work with Rhode Island health officials to help solve the opioid...
HANDS-ON TRAINING: Jill Sypole, second from left, Building Futures health initiatives manager, and Andrew Cortés, third from left, the group’s executive director, stage a training event in Providence on how to administer Narcan to someone who has overdosed.
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Hammer, nails… Narcan: Construction training aims to ease opioid crisis

As an industry, construction has been beset by the national opioid epidemic. In Rhode Island, a report by public-health officials found that about 20%...
CVS PHARMACY plans to expand the number of its medication safe disposal units throughout the country. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS to expand medication disposal offerings

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has plans to expand its offering of safe disposal units for unwanted and expired medication nationwide, as part of...

CODAC to present at international conference on opioid dependence

CRANSTON – Representatives from CODAC Behavioral Healthcare are in Florida this week to make presentations at the 2019 American Association for the Treatment of...

CCRI to host symposium on opioid alternatives for pain management

WARWICK – A panel of health experts is set to gather this weekend for the Community College of Rhode Island’s Changing the Culture of...
A JUDGE in Boston on Tuesday denied the Sackler family’s request to toss out a lawsuit related to the family's role in the opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue’s Sacklers get closer to an opioid trial in Mass.

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s billionaire owners, the Sackler family, are a step closer to a trial in Massachusetts over their role in...

Five Questions With: Dr. Joseph Renzulli II

Dr. Joseph Renzulli II, South County Health’s chief of urology, has conducted extensive research into ways to reduce or entirely eliminate the use of...
PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States...
URI WAS GRANTED $1 million from the federal government for its program to conduct outreach to rural Rhode Island communities regarding the opioid crisis. The program will be led by URI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor Anita Jacobson, pictured above. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI gets $1M for rural opioid crisis outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million federal grant to fight the opioid crisis in rural Rhode Island...
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