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Drug dispenser growing its generic-medication use

A pilot program that put generic-drug dispensers in doctors' offices to encourage them to prescribe generics instead of brand-name drugs has been a big...
BEVERLY E. NAJARIAN, director of the R.I. Department of Administration, called the extension 'another big win for taxpayers.' /

United, R.I. extend state worker contract into 2010

Two and a half years ago, UnitedHealthcare of New England snatched the state employees' health benefits contract away from Blue Cross & Blue Shield...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...

Feds award R.I. $700,000 to update Medicaid IT

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Rhode Island $725,253 to update...

A risky but popular shortcut in the battle on obesity

Take this quiz.Imagine you are obese. For a chunk of the population, that is not much of a stretch. Your physician has warned you...
METLIFE Auto & Home President Bill Mullaney, left, and blood coordinator Collette Berthiaume, center, present the MetLife Foundation grant to Rhode Island Blood Center President and CEO Lawrence Smith. /

MetLife Foundation gives $1,000 to R.I. Blood Center

The MetLife Foundation has given $1,000 to the Rhode Island Blood Center for a program to teach Ocean State elementary school students in ...

GateHouse Media completes <br>purchase of JRC papers

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media has completed its acquisition of seven newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts from the Journal Register Co., at a final price...

R.I. saves $5.5M with UnitedHealth contract extension

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Beverly Najarian today said the state has agreed to extend its contract with UnitedHealthcare of New England...
FED CHAIRMAN Ben S. Bernanke gives his semiannual monetary report to the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 14, 2007.  /

Markets rally after Bernanke says inflation pressures on wane

WASHINGTON – Falling energy and commodities prices are likely to slow inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee, in...
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CVS delays its own shareholder<br> vote on Caremark deal

WOONSOCKET – In light of yesterday's court decision delaying the Caremark Rx shareholder vote on the planned merger with CVS Corp., CVS says it...
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