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THE WHITE HOUSE abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers. CVS Health Corp.'s stock jumped up to 7% Thursday following the announcement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

White House pulls the plug on proposed drug-rebate overhaul, CVS stock...

WASHINGTON – The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a...
RHODE ISLAND ranked as the No. 27 best state to retire by Bankrate.com this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINIA

R.I. ranks No. 27 in best and worst states for retirement...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked as the No. 27 best state for retirement by BankRate.com on Wednesday.The report considered 11 metrics related to affordability,...

R.I. Free Clinic, Save The Bay receive $10K from Cox Tech...

WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications announced its 2019 recipients for its Tech Boosts program, which awards grants to nonprofits committed to investing in technology...

Southcoast’s new app allows virtual doctor visits

NEW BEDFORD – A virtual service launched today by Southcoast Health allows patients suffering from minor ailments to visit with doctors via a mobile...

New R.I. law expands support for overdose, mental health patients

PROVIDENCE – Patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for an overdose or mental health emergency may now receive further support after their discharge, thanks to...

Five Questions With: Andrea Galgay

Andrea Galgay was named chair in 2016 of Rhode Island’s State Innovation Model Steering Committee, which oversaw spending of a multiyear, $20 million grant...

Urological surgeon at The Miriam awarded for teaching excellence

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Gyan Pareek, a urological surgeon at The Miriam Hospital, has received the 2019 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award.The honor recognizes...

Patient numbers growing at CODAC in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Since opening its doors in the city in March, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has seen more than 60 new patients seeking help with...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island to hold nutrition workshops this summer

PAWTUCKET – This summer, interactive food and nutrition workshops hosted by Farm Fresh Rhode Island will offer tips for families receiving federal food assistance...

RIDOH to receive $1.5M in funding to combat diabetes, heart disease

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday that the R.I. Department of Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Program will receive $1.5 million...
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