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Only few overdose incidents require police involvement, new Brown study finds

PROVIDENCE – Most overdose incidents do not involve safety concerns or require the intervention of law enforcement, a new Brown University study shows. Police officers...
TABLE TALK: AdCare Rhode Island Inc. CEO Fred A. Trapassi Jr., left, meets with staff members at AdCare’s North Kingstown facility. With Trapassi are, from left, Dr. Michael Coburn, medical director; Sarah Horgan, chief operating officer; and Courtney Stafford, director of clinical process improvement. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Online treatment options keep AdCare accessible to patients during pandemic

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $5 million – $25 million: 1. AdCare Rhode Island Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Fred A. Trapassi Jr. 2020 Revenue: $10.7 million 2018...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

5Q: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott | Director, R.I. Department of Health 1. What do residents who live in a state-designated “health equity zone” get that...
PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. /  PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
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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