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A FEDERAL JUDGE approved a settlement that will see over $11 million granted to the members of the St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan. Attorney Stephen Del Sesto is the court-appointed receiver and administrator of the plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Judge OKs settlement, St. Joseph pension plan members to get $11.2M

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement between the pensioners of the St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan...
ENROLLEES in a Medicare Advantage program, the private-sector, taxpayer-financed alternative to traditional Medicare, has steadily increased in recent years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Medicare Advantage plans 2020: Cigna, CVS’ Aetna offer competing plans

NEW YORK – Health insurers across the United States will race to enroll more seniors in lucrative government-backed Medicare plans this month, even as...
A JUDGE in Boston on Tuesday denied the Sackler family’s request to toss out a lawsuit related to the family's role in the opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue’s Sacklers get closer to an opioid trial in Mass.

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP’s billionaire owners, the Sackler family, are a step closer to a trial in Massachusetts over their role in...

$2.5M grant to fund W&I doctor’s work with pregnant women

PROVIDENCE – A $2.5 million grant will support a Women & Infants Hospital doctor in her work to identify ways to better diagnose glucose...

$6.3M grant funds Brown’s study on restoring muscle control after spinal...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Brown University have received a $6.3 million federal grant to fund the development and testing of a device designed to...

AdCare R.I. CEO receives achievement award from Rally 4 Recovery

MIDDLETOWN – A longtime advocate for addiction treatment was honored late last month during a recovery rally in Middletown.Fred A. Trapassi Jr., CEO of...

Five Questions With: Dr. Joseph Renzulli II

Dr. Joseph Renzulli II, South County Health’s chief of urology, has conducted extensive research into ways to reduce or entirely eliminate the use of...

Rhode Island kicks off flu shot campaign

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has kicked off its annual flu vaccination campaign in partnership with a number of community organizations.Health experts recommend the flu...

The Providence Center to celebrate 50th anniversary, honor donors

PROVIDENCE – A fundraiser this week will honor The Providence Center’s 50th anniversary along with a number of people and groups who have supported...

RIDOH announces 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarette sales

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health announced Friday emergency health regulations immediately banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes for 120 days.During this period,...
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