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"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop." That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have been issued straight from the heart of any progressive … more
What is going on with the health benefits exchanges and the many co-ops that have failed across the country? (Leave aside Aetna for the moment, which clearly is exiting in response to the Department of Justice lawsuit to prevent its merger with … more
A new pharmacy residency program has begun at Kent Hospital. more
CVS Health Corp. received the most state tax credits and incentives at $21.2 million last fiscal year, according to the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
Pfizer Inc. agreed to buy Medivation Inc. for about $14 billion, gaining a blockbuster prostate-cancer treatment and leaving French drugmaker Sanofi jilted. more
Effective Sept. 1, South County Quality Care, a private-duty homecare agency that has been part of South County Health for 20 years, will become part of Cathleen Naughton Associates, a home-care agency. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
Hepatitis C, the nation’s most common bloodborne infection, was associated with the deaths of 102 Rhode Islanders, a fivefold increase in the last decade, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. more
The Autism Project, an affiliate of Gateway Healthcare, recently received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, according to a press statement from Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan entity. more
Dr. Patricia Gifford, a retired geriatrician, is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. As the team leader for the Providence Village Healthcare Advocacy Service, she oversees volunteers who accompany elderly members to doctor appointments and act as their advocates. Gifford talked with Providence Business News about the Providence Village and its health care advocacy service, which she developed for Providence Village members. more
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