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A federal grand jury in Providence last week returned a 24-count indictment alleging that a Portsmouth-based compay, its owner and his wife marketed and sold in excess of $2 million worth of products not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. more
Total Fitness Clubs recently announced that its Bristol club raised more than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society during this year’s annual Pedal to End Cancer (formerly Spin for Hope) event. more
Isaac Newton left something out when he wrote down his theories on gravity: it can hurt. 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
Leaders of several of the state’s largest hospital networks and health care organizations will discuss efforts to control health care costs at an upcoming forum sponsored by the Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce. more
Chief information security officer at Lifespan speaks about the challenges and opportunities of his new role 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
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
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
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