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TEXTUP WAS THE top winner in the 2018 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.

TextUp takes home top honors at 2018 R.I. Business Plan Competition

PROVIDENCE – Michelle Petersen, a Brown University student who developed a low-cost software package that lets social workers efficiently manage documents and information flows,...
EPIVAX HAS WON a $324,000 grant to develop a web tool that will quickly determine whether Pompe disease patients are at risk for an immune response to enzyme replacement therapy.

EpiVax wins $324K NIH grant to improve Pompe disease treatment

PROVIDENCE — EpiVax Inc. has received a $324,980 Small Business Innovation Research grant to continue development of a web-based test for people at risk...
Dr. John A. Pezzullo is the latest leader in Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s 75 years of existence. But even as technology has changed, those things that remain the same are what keep the enterprise thriving. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keeping the business patient-focused yields clear success

Dr. John A. Pezzullo | Rhode Island Medical Imaging presidentMy father always told me, “Doctors make lousy businessmen.” It is not hard to...
ACCORDING TO WALLETHUB, Rhode Island has the eighth-worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Does Rhode Island’s drug problem have an oversize impact on your...

A recent national ranking by WalletHub placed Rhode Island at No. 8 with the worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District...

CVS to acquire specialty pharmacy from Fred’s Inc.

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EntrustRx, a subsidiary of Fred’s Inc., the company confirmed to PBN...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training reported that the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent while 900 jobs were added month to month and 5,600 jobs year over year. / COURTESY RIDLT

Unemployment holds steady at 4.5 percent as job additions shine in...

PROVIDENCE – While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in April, 900 jobs were added in the state since March,...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island reports a a $17.6 million net loss, thanks in part to ACA taxes for the year.

Blue Cross $17.6M Q1 loss includes pre-paid ACA taxes

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island reported a net loss of $17.6 million and a net underwriting loss of $22.9...
HASBRO'S JOY FOR ALL brand has been acquired by Ageless Innovation, a new company focused on products for older adults. Above, a Joy For All toy cat. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

New company Ageless Innovation acquires Hasbro’s Joy for All brand

PAWTUCKET - Hasbro Inc.’s Joy for All brand, which included the Joy for All Companion Pets - interactive toy cats and toy dogs -...
CHRISTOPHER G. MATTESON has been arrested for allegedly stealing $109,000 from a training program for members of the UNAP/RI Local 5098 at Rhode Island Hospital. / COURTESY R.I. STATE POLICE

Matteson charged with embezzlement of $109K from union training program

SCITUATE – The R.I. State Police have arrested Christopher G. Matteson for allegedly stealing $109,000 from a training program for members of the United...
CVS HEALTH has entered into an agreement to acquire Fred's Inc. specialty pharmacy subsidiary EntrustRx. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS to acquire specialty pharmacy from Fred’s Inc.

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EntrustRx, a subsidiary of Fred’s Inc., the company confirmed to PBN...
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