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CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., boosted its dividend by 22 percent and approved a share buyback for as much as $6 billion. more
(Updated, 9 p.m.) With a decline in net income of 59 percent for its fiscal 2013, Lifespan gave tangible evidence that its financial prospects are becoming more challenging. more
In UnitedHealthcare’s annual list of America’s healthiest states, the America’s 2013 Health Rankings, Rhode Island slid three spots to No. 19 from its adjusted 2012 ranking at No. 16. The study, released Wednesday, found that the Ocean State ranked in the top 10 on three of 30 measures, but ranked poorly on measures such as drug deaths, preventable hospitalizations and socioeconomic health disparity. more
CVS Caremark Corp. has launched MinuteClinic locations in Concord and West Lebanon, N.H., making New Hampshire the 28th state to offer the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor a $1.65 million grant to study a new treatment for alcoholism. more
EpiVax Inc., a biotech firm in Providence’s Knowledge District, has announced a collaborative research partnership with German biomedical company Biotest AG to develop a coagulatory protein for the treatment of hemophilia. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., is planning to raise $4 billion in a four-part bond sale to help fund its $2.1 billion takeover of infusion services provider Coram LLC. more
The National League of Cities, a coalition of more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns across the country, has awarded the city of Providence a $30,000 grant to develop an outreach campaign to enroll children and families in RIte Care, the state’s Medicaid-managed care program for economically disadvantaged families. more
Kent Hospital will join Cigna Corp.’s network of 20 participating hospitals and community health centers in Rhode Island, allowing Cigna’s customers to receive health services from Kent or its doctors at in-network rates, the two organizations announced Tuesday. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., agreed to buy Coram LLC from Apria Healthcare Group Inc. for about $2.1 billion to add specialty infusion services, its biggest deal in five years. more
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