Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Health Care
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The Northeast regionally Consumer Price Index rose 1.6 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in April, a less significant increase than the 2 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., posted first-quarter profit that missed analyst estimates as cold weather and a mild flu season hurt sales. The company reaffirmed its 2014 forecast. more
Even with a ban on tobacco sales forecast to slow earnings, CVS Caremark Corp. shareholders still can’t seem to kick the habit of owning the stock. more
An agreement has been reached between Commonwealth Ventures LLC and the Heritage Harbor Museum Corporation to allow redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex to go forward. more
Amgen Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company by revenue, disappointed analysts with lower-than-expected sales of its top drug as executives assured investors the drop was seasonal and they were on target to meet their 2014 projections. more
Salve Regina University is launching a new graduate program in nursing with a family’s $1 million gift, the university announced Thursday. more
Virtual technology developer Worlds Online Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sigal Consulting LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in licensing and developing medical marijuana facilities, including the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence. more
Long-term health care costs in Rhode Island have risen more rapidly over the past five years than in the United States as a whole and can cost as much as 40 percent more each year than the national average, according to the Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey released Monday. more
Care Thread, a Providence-based alumnus of the Betaspring accelerator program that provides secure mobile messaging for hospitals, has been named a finalist in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub Pilot Shark Tank Challenge along with nine other health-tech startups. more
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