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Amgen Inc. won a legal victory over Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in an intellectual property battle over their cholesterol-reducing drugs. Regeneron said it would appeal the decision. more
State Rep. Edith H. Ajello, D-Providence, and state Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, believe physicians should have the freedom to move freely from one employer to another and maintain their professional relationships with their patients, regardless of their place of employment. To that end, they have introduced legislation in the House and Senate, 2016-H 7586 and 2016-S 2578, respectively, to limit the use of restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts. more
South County Hospital has been included on the Immunization Action Coalition’s “Influenza Honor Roll” for 2016. more
While retail health care clinics have been viewed by policy makers and insurers as a way to decrease health care spending by replacing expensive emergency department or physician office visits, the clinics may actually increase spending if they create a demand for more services, typically an extra $14 annually. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers’ access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. more
Westbay Community Action Inc. recently was awarded a $200,000 two-year grant from the National WIC Association to address nutrition needs of children under five, as well as pregnant women and mothers in Kent County. more
Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, following a national search. more
Currently, antenatal corticosteroids (betamethasone), which helps mature an infant’s lungs, are recommended for all women going into labor before 34 weeks’ gestation. However, many babies born between 34 and 36 weeks’ gestation also require respiratory support at birth. A recently completed study evaluated whether neonates born at these later gestational ages would also benefit from antenatal corticosteroids. more
University Medicine, a nonprofit primary care, specialty outpatient and subspecialty medical group practice with more than 200 physicians and more than 20 patient care locations across the state, named Dr. Sarah M. Hyder as director of endoscopic ultrasound. more
Hasbro Children’s Hospital recently honored five hospital employees as the hospital’s 2015 Brite Lites. The employee recognition program, now in its 13th year, singles out some of the many hospital employees who provide outstanding care to patients. This year, more than 75 employees were nominated by patients and their families for the honor. more
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