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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 27 others states and territories in urging five large, national retailers with pharmacies – Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway – to follow the example set by CVS Caremark Corp. and cease selling tobacco products at stores throughout the United States. more
Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, has awarded $55,980 to organizations to help fund creative programs that keep Newport County children healthy and active. more
As health officials move to address a growing epidemic of street and prescription drug overdoses, Salve Regina University said it would offer Rhode Island’s first graduate certificate-level substance abuse counselor training program, aimed at helping those with counseling backgrounds to quickly qualify for state licensing as substance counselors. more
Electronic cigarette makers are targeting young people with their marketing efforts, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and a group of other lawmakers said in a harsh report that calls for immediate regulation of the growing industry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. more
Citing a need for better trained managers to coordinate patient care in a variety of settings, the Rhode Island College School of Nursing said it had created a Graduate Certificate Program in Nursing Care Management. 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
Bank of America is planning to hire up to 350 employees in Rhode Island during 2014, bank spokesman T.J. Crawford told Providence Business News on April 28. more
To The Editor: I could not agree more with Sen. Jack Reed’s statement: “E-cigarette manufacturers should have to play by the same rules as others in the cigarette industry” (“Reed co-authored report calls for regulation of e-cigarette marketing,” April 21, 2014). more
As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Care New England has begun using germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill microorganisms in hard-to-clean places. more
ShapeUp, the global provider of social networking and incentives-based employee wellness solutions, announced that it recently achieved a significant milestone: signing the 350th customer for ShapeUp Complete, the company’s online wellness platform designed to support workplaces with 100 to 5,000 employees. more
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