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At least twice a week, Tanja Vanderlinde says patients call in to say they can’t afford drugs. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
The Obama administration on Dec. 14 finalized a new regulation to protect birth control, cancer screening and other basic health care for more than 4 million people across the country, including more than 70,000 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to a press statement from Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th best in the United Health Foundation’s annual America’s Health Rankings due to its low percentage of children in poverty, high immunization coverage among adolescents and higher number of primary care physicians. more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and SEIU 1199 New England have reached a tentative agreement on their contract negotiations, subject to ratification by the full union membership. more
The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in November, its third consecutive month-over-month decline and a two-tenths of a percentage point decline from the year prior. more
CVS Health Corp. held its annual Analyst Day in New York City Thursday, outlining strategies to drive long-term growth and shareholder value, including a streamlining initiative expected to deliver $3 billion in savings over five years. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has called a noon news conference for Thursday at the Statehouse to make “a major jobs announcement” concerning Virgin Pulse. Raimondo is expected to be … more
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