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The Lifespan health system announced a new tobacco use policy on Monday under which its employees who use tobacco products will pay a $600 annual surcharge to their medical benefits. more
Executive director of HealthSource RI talks about the demand for the state’s health exchange and small businesses’ willingness to participate. more
In 2004, while testifying before the R.I. Joint Oversight Committee for Healthcare, I suggested that subscribers were largely responsible for out-of-control health care costs. I struck a nerve, because the next day The Providence Journal announced, “Blue Cross blames subscribers for cost increases.” more
Five years after Landmark Medical Center petitioned court-supervised receivership to help the struggling community hospital stay afloat while it sought an acquisition partner, Landmark finalized its sale on Tuesday to Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., boosted its dividend by 22 percent and approved a share buyback for as much as $6 billion. more
More than 16,000 individuals and 130 small businesses signed up and paid for health insurance through HealthSource RI as of March 8, the state’s public health benefits exchange said Tuesday. (Updated, 1:22 p.m.) 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
A Japanese biopharmaceutical company has contracted to begin using a protein-screening interface developed by Providence-based EpiVax Inc. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive $213,126 as its share of a multistate and federal settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Endo Health Solutions. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have published one of the first studies of its kind to follow weight loss maintenance for individuals over a 10-year period. more
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