propublica http://ripr.org en Fatima Hospital Posts ER Wait Times http://ripr.org/post/fatima-hospital-posts-er-wait-times <p>Fatima Hospital is now posting on its web site the approximate wait time to be seen in the emergency room. But lots of factors could change that wait time.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:27:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31301 at http://ripr.org Drug Overdose Deaths; Tracking Opioid Prescribers http://ripr.org/post/drug-overdose-deaths-tracking-opioid-prescribers <p>Opioids are narcotic painkillers, and they include popular drugs with brand names like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Demerol. Heroin is another. And while the former have eased the pain of many, all of these drugs are potential killers. They're incredibly addictive. And prescription drug overdose deaths, according to what many health care providers and experts tell me, have reached epidemic status in Rhode Island.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 20:03:36 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15141 at http://ripr.org Drug Overdose Deaths; Tracking Opioid Prescribers