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PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States...
URI WAS GRANTED $1 million from the federal government for its program to conduct outreach to rural Rhode Island communities regarding the opioid crisis. The program will be led by URI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor Anita Jacobson, pictured above. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI gets $1M for rural opioid crisis outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million federal grant to fight the opioid crisis in rural Rhode Island...

To waitlist or not: It’s up to pharmacies

The independent Matt’s Local Pharmacy on East Main Road in Middletown recently had 40 doses of Shingrix, the federal government’s recommended vaccine for the...

State bans not enough to combat vaping

Tobacco. Heroin. Opiates. We didn’t know. Initially, we didn’t know that those substances would turn into addictions. The beauty turned into a beast. In...

CDC findings suggest link between THC products and vaping-related illnesses

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new findings on its investigation into vaping-related illnesses that suggest tetrahydrocannabinol products play a...

Spaulding to open third outpatient center in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Spaulding Outpatient Center at Kent County Memorial Hospital will open its third location this week.The center will offer treatment for people...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO took the lead Thursday in announcing a second round of Innovation Campus funding aimed at commercializing academic research./PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus”...

New England Tech adds cybersecurity, nursing master’s degree programs

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has announced it will start offering two new master's degree programs in October, one in...
A RESEARCH scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a $15 million DOD contract. Above, from left, are Matthew Borgia, Rachel Underwood, Josephine Airoldi, Dr. Linda J. Resnik, Eileen Small and Sarah Biester of the Providence VA Medical Center. Led by Resnik, the team will study and compare the effectiveness of different prostheses types. / COURTESY WINFIELD DANIELSON

Providence VA researcher gets $1.5M contract to study prostheses

PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center’s VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology has been...
CVS AND WALGREENS have pulled ll versions of Zantac from their shelves. The FDA recently announced that is has found small amounts of a probable carcinogen in versions of Zantac and other forms of ranitidine. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/ DREW ANGERER

Walgreens, CVS take Zantac off shelves as carcinogen probed

WASHINGTON –  Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will remove all versions of Zantac from its stores’ shelves as health regulators investigate a probable carcinogen detected...
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