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(Updated 3:17 p.m.) CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that 50 of its Massachusetts stores violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances more than 500 times between 2011 and 2014. more
Rhode Island is one of two states – Alabama is the other – that will receive resources and services, but not money, from the American Medical Association to help address the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, Steve DeToy, Rhode Island Medical Society’s director of government and public affairs, told Providence Business News. more
While a union representing health care workers is upset about approximately 30 positions being eliminated at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, a spokesman for the hospitals said the layoffs are a response to changing market conditions. more
The entry-to-practice nurse residency program at Providence’s VA Medical Center, operated through Rhode Island College’s School of Nursing, became the first school in the Ocean State and one of 10 VA-affiliated programs in the nation to receive a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. more
(Updated 9:36 a.m.) Six companies will share more than $275,000 through the next round of Innovation Voucher awards to leverage research and development partnerships with local universities or institutions: Aquanis LLC, MindImmune Therapeutics Inc., NanoSoft LLC, ProThera Biologics Inc., PowerDocks LLC and Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. more
Lush Group, a software development and services firm that specializes in health care, has received a $5,000 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for its app that allows users to manage personal health care information. more
(Updated 4 p.m.) Southcoast Health announced Tuesday that its Campaign for Southcoast Health has received a $1.1 million donation for maternity care from the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. more
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will break in the new year with Comedy for a Cause: Laugh Your Head Off prior to its annual Statewide Brain Injury Conference. more
American employers lose about $226 billion annually due to health care expenses and health-related losses in productivity, according to a statement from Southcoast Health, and employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical premiums for one increasingly problematic health issue – obesity. What’s an employer to do? more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
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