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Lining up for next windfall

In November 1998, Rhode Island was part of a historic settlement with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking...
BENDING BUT MAYBE BROKE: Rhodes Technologies in Coventry – along with parent Purdue Pharma – was the location of a February protest against its role in the opioid crisis, which was represented by a large spoon.  / COURTESY THE OPIOID SPOON PROJECT

Resolution for Rhodes, Purdue could take a while

This could be the year of reckoning for pharmaceutical companies over their sales and promotion of opiate painkillers, including a Rhode Island-based drug manufacturer...

R.I. ACS CAN: State falls far short of cancer prevention goals

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island increased its Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program spending slightly this year by $12,000 to $387,000, continuing a moral cancer-prevention dilemma,...
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