Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://ripr.org en New Study Finds Rhode Island Ranks 13th in Overdoes Deaths http://ripr.org/post/new-study-finds-rhode-island-ranks-13th-overdoes-deaths <p>State health officials said they don&rsquo;t know why Rhode Island has the nation&rsquo;s 13<sup>th</sup> highest rate of accidental deaths caused by illicit drug overdoses.&nbsp; But they said doctors may be part of the problem.</p><p>Twenty-eight-year-old Ross Ricciarelli is a recovering heroin addict. He got started on Vicodin and progressed to Percocete. When prescriptions became hard to come by he started shooting up.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:01:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 22956 at http://ripr.org