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The four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation all recently received petitions from individuals representing One Degree, a nationwide effort to increase medical research at the National Cancer Institute by $1 billion over two years. more
In 1990, the obesity rate in Rhode Island was about 10 percent. Today it's 27.4 percent and according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, projected to be more than 50 percent by 2030. That means we are headed for having 500,000 obese … more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates on strong demand for its newest products to monitor the heart and repair damaged valves. more
CVS Health Corp.’s move a year ago to give up tobacco seems to be helping some smokers stop or cut back as well. more
Novartis AG began selling the first copy of a biotechnology drug in the U.S., offering a 15 percent discount to the original after a U.S. appeals court rejected Amgen Inc.’s last-ditch effort to protect its blockbuster cancer drug Neupogen. more
Betty Sadaniantz has been named dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. more
The University of Rhode Island this fall is launching an online program for its R.N. to B.S. in nursing degree. more
Amgen Inc. and Belgian partner UCB SA said an experimental osteoporosis drug designed to promote new bone growth helped mend older women’s hip bone density in an advanced clinical test, sending UCB’s stock to the highest level in more than five years. more
Retail executives with hefty pay packages and plenty of low-wage employees could end up looking worse than bank leaders when the rule requiring companies to report the gap between their CEO and their median worker goes into effect. more
IlluminOss Medical has announced that its first patient at Rhode Island Hospital has been successfully treated as part of its Lightfix clinical trial. more
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