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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday that Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million as its share of a multistate settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. more
New data released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows the prices charged to CMS by hospitals around the state – and across the country – can vary greatly. more
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Visiting Nurse Home Care and Anchor Medical Associates have signed an agreement whereby HHCRI and VNHC have become Anchor’s preferred providers for home care, palliative and hospice services. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has signed a bill intended to help improve Rhode Island women’s health and safety by requiring facilities that perform mammograms to provide their patients with more information on the subject of breast density and more complete reporting on the results of their tests. more
In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ efforts to advance employee wellness and build a healthier Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island together with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce recently distributed Worksite Health Awards to more than 70 local businesses. more
Kent Hospital’s Dr. Polly E. Leonard has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine for achieving her second fellowship for its National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators, and was also elected vice-chairperson of the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators. more
Community educational mentor for Tockwotton on the Waterfront talks about how the facility’s gardening program is impacting residents. more
CVS Caremark Corp. has announced Specialty Connect, a specialty prescription-services program which looks to leverage the company’s retail and specialty-pharmacy resources to offer patients choice and flexibility in how they access their specialty medications, while providing expert clinical support. more
So far, so good for Rhode Island’s Integrated Care Initiative. more
Moving to a retirement or assisted-living community is a major lifestyle change sometimes eased when a beloved pet is part of the move. While many facilities for the elderly bring in visiting therapy dogs, some senior communities allow pets as permanent residents. more
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