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Johnson & Wales University’s Providence campus is the first institution of higher learning in Rhode Island to implement a campuswide tobacco-free policy, according to a Rhode Island Department of Health statement. On July 1, DOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott joined JWU Providence Campus President Mim Runey and the JWU Student Government Association to announce the news. more
Jeffrey Bratberg, a clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, is a member of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. Bratberg talked recently with Providence Business News about the task force and its progress, as well as the ongoing challenges community pharmacists face regarding opioid dispensing, opioid safety, overdose and addiction. more
According to a recent report from CVS Health, “By the Numbers: Where Patients Access Care,” walk-in clinics offer patients widely accessible, low-cost alternatives to emergency departments. more
The New England Healthcare Executive Network is holding its sixth annual summer social and networking event, with lightning pitches. The event is scheduled for Aug. 1 from 7:30-10 a.m. at Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport West, 144 Seaport Blvd. more
American employers lose about $226 billion annually due to health care expenses and health-related losses in productivity, according to a statement from Southcoast Health, and employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical premiums for one increasingly problematic health issue – obesity. What’s an employer to do? more
The International Society for Vaccines is hosting the 2016 ISV Annual Congress on Oct. 2-4 in Boston. more
Debra Sharpe, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, came to work in the nonprofit by chance. Having always been involved in volunteering, causes and community organizations, her first nonprofit job was with the American Heart Association in Illinois and Missouri as a field representative. “Today, I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said, and when the position with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island came up she jumped at the opportunity. more
Value, quality and efficiency are buzzwords in the field of contemporary health care services. Health care payers, such as health systems, health insurers, accountable-care organizations, bundled-payment conveners, hospital networks, and … more
Darin Tripoli, owner of Sunshine Vape, has a dim view of the purpose of federal regulation of electronic cigarettes. The new rules, announced in early May, will require e-cigarette-related businesses to obtain U.S. Food and Drug … more
(Updated, 6:15 p.m.) Ventas Inc., a real estate investment trust with more than 1,300 properties, has announced its intention to purchase substantially all of the assets of Wexford Science & Technology LLC. more
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