State Government Press Releases

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04/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today launched Over the Dose RI, a multi-channel education campaign designed to reduce the misuse and abuse of opioid pain medications by Rhode Islanders ages 18 to 50. The announcement was made at the monthly meeting of Governor Gina Raimondo's...
04/03/2019
The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving young people. The FDA and poison control centers receive voluntary adverse experience reports about tobacco products. After examining...
04/03/2019
On Friday, April 5th at 3:00pm, the Cross-Campus Learning Collaborative will host a free event at the State House to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event will showcase Rhode Island native, Kate Ryan's Signed, X, a photographic documentary of the lives of survivors of sexual violence. Ryan,
03/21/2019
As a part of efforts to ensure the health and safety of Rhode Island's drinking water supply, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and researchers from Brown University will begin sampling at approximately 50 water systems throughout the state next week to collect data on a group of...
03/15/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Butterball, LLC is recalling 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The prepacked raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018. The following products are...
03/13/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Hometown Food Company is recalling two lot codes of its five-pound bags of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted products were...
03/11/2019
New Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) data indicate that more than a third of the opioid overdose calls to which Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded in Rhode Island in 2018 occurred in public places. Public health leaders are again urging all Rhode Islanders who are comfortable...
01/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Thrive Market is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market brand nut butters listed below due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. - Thrive Market Organic Creamy Almond Butter - Thrive...
01/28/2019
With Rhode Island seeing increases in cases of the flu and other seasonal viruses, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to seek medical care in settings where they will be most appropriately treated. People who do not need emergency care should avoid going...
01/25/2019
In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is recalling various prepared foods items containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella. The products being recalled in Rhode Island include: - Chicken Florentine Panini - Golden Beet & Tangerine Salad -