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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
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
Chief information security officer at Lifespan speaks about the challenges and opportunities of his new role 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
To the Editor: At the Feb. 27 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange (“Savings, competition, future plans aired at PBN Health Care Summit,” Feb. 27 PBN.com), the increasing cost of health care was a major concern. more
Terms doctors use when treating patients often don’t match the coding terms needed for billing and insurance records, says Jon Elion, president and CEO of ChartWise: Clinical Document Intelligence. more
Of the 17 unemployed and underemployed nurses participating in the “Passport to Practice” nurse residency program, 13 landed jobs – six full time, five part time and two per diem, months before the end of the program’s first year. more
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital has opened the Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic for the treatment of esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, liver and bile duct/gallbladder cancers. more
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