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BLUE CORSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island BlueAngel Grants program has awarded $218,000 to local organizations to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.

BCBSRI grants $218K to anti-obesity programs

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $218,000 through its BlueAngel Community Health Grants to nine organizations encouraging physical...
JOHNSON & JOHNSON, the world’s largest maker of health care products, said it expects growth to slow or halt this year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

J&J sees slowing 2019 growth in a warning to health care...

NEW YORK - Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health care products, said it expects growth to slow or halt this year, a...

R.I. Hospital study investigates if drug can slow, improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital researchers are seeking subjects for a Phase 2 study into whether an investigational drug, Troriluzole, a new version of...

Blue Cross, Rhode Island PBS expand opioid education to middle, high...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Rhode Island PBS Education Services are extending their opioid use prevention partnership into...

Five Questions With: Samir Mistry

Samir Mistry, named chief pharmacy officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in December, has worked in managed care for two...

Benchmark’s One Company Fund supports nursing assistant after car accident

WARWICK – On Oct. 27, Danielle Cardin, a certified nursing assistant at Greenwich Farm memory care unit who suffered a shattered pelvis and hip...

Hasbro Children’s Hospital names Lulla chief of pediatric hematology and oncology

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital has named Dr. Rishi Lulla as its new chief of pediatric hematology and oncology. Lulla comes to the Lifespan Corp....

Dennery named president of Society for Redox Biology and Medicine

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Phyllis A. Dennery, pediatrician-in-chief at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, has been named the new president of the Society for Redox Biology and...

BCBS names 11 local hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers

PROVIDENCE — The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named 11 local hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for five areas of specialty care as...
CVS AND WALMART have reached a deal in which Walmart will allow its stores to continue to participate in CVS’s pharmacy networks to provide prescription drugs to patients through commercial and managed Medicaid programs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Walmart, CVS resolve public spat over prescription-drug pricing

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. shares climbed after the resolution of a disagreement over pricing that led Walmart Inc. to cut some ties...
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