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RIDOH, BHDDH partner on new Buprenorphine Hotline

CRANSTON – Launched this month, a new state hotline is helping people with opioid addiction, or who are suffering from opioid withdrawal, find help...

Researchers learn from drug users about dealers’ efforts to curb overdoses...

PROVIDENCE – One way to address opioid overdoses and deaths may be to examine the relationship with drug users and their dealers, researchers from...

R.I. accidental overdose deaths decline for third straight year in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Accidental overdose deaths in Rhode Island totaled 308 in 2019, marking the state’s third consecutive year of declines in such deaths, the...

URI offers free online trainings aimed at responding to opioid overdose

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A free online seminar offered by the University of Rhode Island Community First Responder Program is offering training for rural Rhode...

Five Questions With: Leslie Bridgman

As CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s director of correctional services, Leslie Bridgman oversees CODAC’s medication-assisted treatment program. Created four years ago, the MAT program gives inmates...
CVS HEALTH has been subpoenaed on behalf of the DEA. The summons is related to information about its handling of opioids and other controlled substances. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS subpoenaed by U.S. over pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis

NEW YORK – CVS Health Corp. said it received a subpoena on behalf of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, asking the company for information...

CODAC’s opioid treatment program at state corrections facilities earns national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s medication-assisted treatment program at the R.I. Department of Corrections has earned its three-year accreditation from the National Council on...

Brown professor co-authors report on combining care for opioid addiction, infectious...

PROVIDENCE – A report co-authored by a Brown University professor makes a series of recommendations on how to combine care for opioid use disorder...

R.I. Hospital-led researchers use devices to test street drugs for fentanyl

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island Hospital opioid expert is leading a study that has found that using two separate methods to check for fentanyl...
OPIOID RELATED DEATHS declined year over year in 2018 for the first time in three decades. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT OLSON

Fatal drug overdoses decline in U.S. for first time in 3...

NEW YORK – Fewer Americans died from drug overdoses in 2018 than the year before, the first decline in almost three decades, new federal...

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