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RI Recovery Support Line for Substance Use Now Open 24/7

Friday, March 17, 2017

 

Rhode Island’s dedicated recovery support phone line - 401-942-STOP (7867) - is now available 24/7. 

The phone line was created last June as a “Warm Line” as part of Governor Gina Raimondo’s statewide, multimedia public education campaign to promote treatment and recovery of substance abuse victims. 

“The phone line 401-942-STOP, serves a critical need. Those who suffer from substance use disorders and call the recovery support line want to get help; the ability to reach out 24/7 will make a difference. We know that addiction is a disease and recovery is possible. We encourage all of our community partners to help raise awareness of this added support for those in need,” said Rebecca Boss, Acting Director of the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH).

The phone line is staffed by licensed chemical dependency counselors and connects individuals in crisis with treatment and recovery supports. Spanish speaking counselors are also available to assist those in need.

Drug Overdose in RI 

Drug overdose has claimed the lives of over 1000 Rhode Islanders over the last five years. 

At least 329 Rhode Islanders died of drug overdoses in 2016.

Approximately 57% of Rhode Island’s overdoses involved fentanyl, compared to 47% in 2015 and 35% in 2014.

 

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#25

Doctor: Christopher Born

Specialty: Orthopaedic Trauma

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $83,353

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Stryker Corporation

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#24

Doctor: Robert Marchand

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Location: Wakefield, RI

Amount Paid: $83,400

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Stryker Corporation and MAKO Surgical Corp

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#23

Doctor: Jon Ruel

Specialty: Prosthodontics 

Location: Portsmouth, RI

Amount Paid: $85,412

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: BIomet 3i LLC

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#22

Doctor: Edward Akelman

Specialty: Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $86,978

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Integra LifeSciences Corporation

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#21

Doctor: Samir Shah

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $88,840

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc and AbbVie Inc

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#20

Doctor: Robert Bierwirth

Specialty: Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology

Location: Cranston, RI

Amount Paid: $92,107

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Janssen Products, LP

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#19

Doctor: Stephen Chabot

Specialty: Neurology & Psychiatry

Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Paid: $94,892

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc.

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#18

Doctor: Damian Dupuy

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Location: East Providence,RI

Amount Paid: $96,840

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: BSD Medical Corporation

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#17

Doctor: Joseph Renzulli

Specialty: Urology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $101,000

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Algeta US LLC and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc

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#16

Doctor: Albert Marano

Specialty: Psychiatry & Neurology

Location: Johnston, RI

Amount Paid: $105,000

Payments Exceeding $2,000 From: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc and Biogen Idec Inc.

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#15

Doctor: David Caldarella

Specialty: Primary Podiatric Medicine

Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Paid: $106,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Biomet Orthopedics LLC and Trilliant Surgical Ltd

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#14

Doctor: J Easton

Specialty: Psychiatry & Neurology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $117,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Novartis Pharma AG, and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC

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#13

Doctor: Paul Akerman

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $121,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: CONMED Corporation, Spirus Medical LLC, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Covidien LP

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#12

Doctor: Thomas Sepe

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $131,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: CONMED Corporation

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#11

Doctor: Anthony Mega

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $133,000

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc

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#10

Doctor: Russell Settipane

Specialty: Allergy & Immunology

Location:Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $133,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Mylan Specialty L.P

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#9

Doctor: Jerrold Rosenberg

Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $152,000

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: INSYS Therapeutics Inc 

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#8

Doctor: Ellen Frankel

Specialty: Procedural Dermatology

Location: Cranston, RI

Amount Paid: $162,000

Payments Exceeding $3,000 From: AbbVie Inc and Merz North America Inc

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#7

Doctor: Joseph Lowney

Specialty: Medicine, Gastroenterology

Location: Warwick, RI

Amount Paid: $172,000

Payments Exceeding $3,000 From: AbbVie Inc and Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc

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#6

Doctor: Arnold-Peter Weiss

Specialty: Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $173,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Medartis Inc and DePuy Synthes Products LLC

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#5

Doctor: Christopher Digiovanni

Specialty: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $212,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Extremity Medical and BioMimetic Therapeutics LLC

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#4

Doctor: Andrew Green

Specialty: Sports Medicine

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $224,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Tornier Inc and Encore Medical LP 

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#3

Doctor: Syed Rizvi

Specialty: Psychiatry & Neurology

Location: Providence, RI

Amount Paid: $242,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Biogen Idec Inc and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc

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#2

Doctor: Michael Bradley

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Location: Wakefield, RI

Amount Paid: $261,000

Payments Exceeding $5,000 From: Arthrex Inc, Encore Medical LP, Arthrex Inc, 

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#1

Doctor: Warren Ong

Specialty: Psychiatry & Neurology

Location: Johnston, RI

Amount Paid: $304,000

Payments Exceeding $4,000 From: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc

 
 

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