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JIM RICH of Alexion Pharmaceuticals walks through an alley of buffer holding tanks at the Smithfield plant, which has been entirely renovated. /

A new start for drug-making plant

The Smithfield plant was built, with $30 million in state financing, for Alpha-Beta Technologies, but the drug company went bankrupt. Dow Chemical had big...

FDA not ready to sign off<br> on Pfizer’s new HIV drug

Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, has failed to win U.S. approval for maraviroc, the first new type of medicine in a decade to...

UnitedHealth teams up with Make-A-Wish

MINNEAPOLIS – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), the parent of UnitedHealthcare of New England, today announced a three-year, $4.5 million alliance with the Phoenix-based...
44 BUSINESSES, nonprofits and government offices or divisions across Rhode Island this week received the Well Workplace designation.  /

44 R.I. employers honored <br>as Well Workplaces

PROVIDENCE – Forty-four Rhode Island employers have been honored with Well Workplace awards, presented by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and the Worksite Wellness Council...

Delta Dental membership grows 11% in 2006

PROVIDENCE – Delta Dental of Rhode Island today announced that “2006 was another year of record-breaking growth and financial strength” for the company, the...

Health care needs more connections

According to national research, 30 percent of medical testing is duplicative. The reason: Doctors don’t know that the information they are testing for is...

State’s medical system rated among best in U.S.

Rhode Island has one of the nation’s best health care systems, according to new reports by The Commonwealth Fund and the federal Agency for...
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Employers pressured to solve health crisis

No one wants people to be without health insurance. We want those who are sick to receive needed health care, and we want to...

Gauging pros, cons of electronic health records

It’s not just the cost, doctors say. It’s the time, the effort and the lack, in many cases, of a visible payoff. Even the...

House OKs bill to make insurers cover bad debt

PROVIDENCE – The state House of Representatives has approved legislation that requires health insurers to reimburse hospitals for any uncollected patient co-payment or deductible...
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