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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...
A COALITION OF PHARMACIES, including CVS, have argued in federal court that doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

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...

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