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The Most Common Prescription Drugs Abused

The most commonly misused prescription drugs fall into three classes:

  • Opioids include oxycodone (Percocet, Tylox, OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), and methadone (Dolophine)
  • Central nervous system (CNS) depressants include butalbital (Fiorinal/Fioricet), diazepam (Valium), and alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Stimulants include methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamine dextroamphetamine (Adderall).

Google Settlement

Rhode Island Office of Attorney General is a member of the FDA/OCI Task Force that led an investigation into Google and the illegal marketing and selling of prescription meds to Americans by online Canadian pharmacies. Click here to read the press release.

Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Scam Awareness Homeowner Workshop

Mortgage Service Providers

Community Housing Organizations and Legal Resources

With Rhode Island continuing to have one of the highest rates of mortgage delinquency and foreclosures in the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the William Hall Public Library, located at 125 Broad Street in Cranston.

While there are some bright spots in Rhode Island’s housing market, including increased inventory and a rise in prices, which are both indicative of a recovery, foreclosures and short sales continue to plague too many homeowners. In the first quarter of 2014, Rhode Island ranked sixth in the country for mortgage delinquency and for the number of foreclosures started. It’s important for all homeowners who are struggling to stay in their homes to know that there are programs and resources available to them at no cost, and that lenders may have increased willingness to work with them to come to a resolution that is in everyone’s best interest.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 10:00AM – 12:00PM at the William Hall Public Library
125 Broad Street, Cranston, RI

Pre-registration NOT required

Free Parking

Spanish-speaking representatives available

The event is free and open to the public. The goal of the workshop is to provide information and assistance to homeowners who may be in jeopardy of going into foreclosure, homeowners currently in foreclosure and anyone who is interested in learning more about the state’s foreclosure mediation law, as well as to educate consumers about available community resources.

In addition, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit will be available to assist anyone who has been a victim of a mortgage modification scam.

Event Flyer (English)

Event Flyer (Spanish)