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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed eight bills into law aimed to help curb the opioid crisis at a ceremony Tuesday at Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services. more
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
People’s Credit Union recently received an Outstanding Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. more
Rhode Island’s Medicaid budget is fatter by more than $2.4 million, thanks to the settlement of a lawsuit with Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. The resolution of the settlement claims Wyeth knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the company’s sales of Protonix Oral and Protonix IV between 2001 and 2006. more
Dr. Albert S. Woo has been named chief of pediatric plastic surgery and director of its Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats both children and adults, Woo holds a faculty position in the department of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. more
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