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The U.K.’s health-cost regulator turned down Amgen Inc.’s new cholesterol medicine Repatha in a preliminary ruling, saying the drugmaker may have over-estimated the risk of heart disease that results from people having too much cholesterol. more
(Updated 12:40 p.m.) Care New England Health System and Southcoast Health System Inc. have agreed to explore a potential affiliation to create a new nonprofit parent organization overseeing both systems. more
A study by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has shown that patient-centered medical home practices can improve health outcomes and lower costs for patients, providing advantages over traditional primary care. more
HealthSource RI said 30,680 individuals have enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2016 as of Nov. 7 – the first week of open enrollment. more
Rhode Island has one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents in the country, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
CVS Health Corp. is laying off approximately 150 employees next month, including 70 at its headquarters here, as part of an operational review, according to a company spokesman. more
Thanks to a $5 million surplus, Southcoast Health will give its 6,500 nonmanagement employees a bonus. more
ShapeUp Inc., a provider of wellness solutions focusing on fitness, is offering specialty programs such as stress management and sleep quality, through its new ShapeUp Select program. more
Rhode Island is not one of the fattest states in America. more
Paula Grammas, an international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, has been named director of the neuroscience institute at the University of Rhode Island. more
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