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UnitedHealth 1Q profit rises 8.4% to $927M

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) today said its first-quarter profit increased 8.4 percent, compared with the year-ago quarter, to $927 million or 66...

Meditech to acquire PtCT for undisclosed sum

WESTWOOD, Mass. – Health-care information systems provider Meditech yesterday announced plans to acquire long-time partner PtCT, an Atlanta-based provider of home health, private duty...

MultiCell inks deal with drug-component supplier

SAN DIEGO – MultiCell Technologies Inc. today announced that Merck KGaA & Co. Spittal/Drau Austria will formulate and supply an active component of MultiCell’s...

Shareholders sue Amgen over anti-anemia drugs

Amgen Inc. is the subject of a class-action suit announced late yesterday by San Diego-based law firm Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins...

CVS exec, Worksite Wellness Council of R.I.<br> win state Community Partnership Awards

PROVIDENCE – The Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island and CVS/Caremark executive Diane Lemoine were honored yesterday by the R.I. Department of Health with...

UnitedHealth says it will keep serving St. Joseph<br> despite contract dispute

Despite the termination of its contract with St. Joseph Health Care Services, UnitedHealthcare of New England says it will continue to allow its members...
A SURGICAL TEAM at Landmark Medical Center operates on a patient's heart. A key part of health systems planning is determining where specialized services should be offered. /

Big-picture reform seen as crucial

In recent years, Rhode Island has passed substantial health insurance, nursing home and assisted-living reforms. Now, amid growing concerns about the cost of health...

Challenge grants give Women & Infants campaign a boost

PROVIDENCE – Two challenge grants for a combined $2.5 million have helped Women & Infants Hospital raise $5.6 million as of last month for...

Brown research reveals protein’s role in joints

PROVIDENCE – Newly published research by Dr. Gregory Jay, an associate professor of emergency medicine and engineering at Brown University and an emergency physician...

St. Anne’s Hospital adds HDR radiation therapy

FALL RIVER – St. Anne’s Hospital is now offering high-dose-rate (HDR) radiation therapy at its Hudner Oncology Center, making it possible for cancer patients...
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