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CVS Health Corp. received the most state tax credits and incentives at $21.2 million last fiscal year, according to the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
Pfizer Inc. agreed to buy Medivation Inc. for about $14 billion, gaining a blockbuster prostate-cancer treatment and leaving French drugmaker Sanofi jilted. more
Effective Sept. 1, South County Quality Care, a private-duty homecare agency that has been part of South County Health for 20 years, will become part of Cathleen Naughton Associates, a home-care agency. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
Hepatitis C, the nation’s most common bloodborne infection, was associated with the deaths of 102 Rhode Islanders, a fivefold increase in the last decade, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. more
The Autism Project, an affiliate of Gateway Healthcare, recently received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, according to a press statement from Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan entity. more
Dr. Patricia Gifford, a retired geriatrician, is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. As the team leader for the Providence Village Healthcare Advocacy Service, she oversees volunteers who accompany elderly members to doctor appointments and act as their advocates. Gifford talked with Providence Business News about the Providence Village and its health care advocacy service, which she developed for Providence Village members. more
Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Hours after a Rhode Island Superior … more
Health care industry leaders – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Care New England and Continuum Behavioral Health, among them – met more than two years ago to devise an innovative project for behavioral health care, called HealthPath. … more
Dr. Alexandra Sherman has joined 21st Century Oncology's cancer treatment network in Rhode Island. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. more
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