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Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has introduced legislation designed to expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s “certificate of need” process that caused pain-management company Pentec Health to stop treating its Rhode Island patients last year. more
CVS Caremark Corp. will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 retail stores nationwide by Oct. 1 this year, the pharmacy chain announced Wednesday. President and CEO Larry Merlo said the decision was “the right thing to do,” even though the company expects to lose approximately $2 billion in annual revenue after pulling tobacco products. more
Walgreen Co., armed with a new patent, sued Rite Aid Corp., CVS Caremark Corp. and Shopko Stores Inc., claiming they’re misappropriating its technology for refilling prescriptions with mobile-phone scanners. more
PreCision Dermatology has been acquired by Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. for $475 million, the companies announced Monday. more
(Updated, Feb. 3, 10:42 a.m.) Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley on Friday said the university will establish a School of Health Sciences within the year that will be anchored by a graduate physician assistant program set to start in January 2015. more
The Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the selection of the first 20 registered marijuana dispensaries on Friday, including two in Bristol County. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu to study the application of inorganic nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will host a public forum on Medicaid service delivery and payment reform featuring review panels of experts and policymakers both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
According to a new state report, Rhode Island’s commercial health-insurance carriers increased their primary care spending by 37.2 percent between 2008 and 2012. more
The Rhode Island attorney general’s office and the R.I. Department of Health have deemed CharterCare Health Partners and Prospect Medical Holdings’ application for a joint venture to be complete, the two agencies announced Friday. more
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