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Bills would narrow gaps in premiums

An alliance of businesses and consumer advocates is pushing for a major overhaul of Rhode Island’s small-group health insurance market, promoting legislation that would...
STATE REP. Patricia A. Serpa, D-West Warwick, is lead sponsor of the House measure.  /

Should R.I. pharmacists be allowed<br> to give routine shots?

Saying they want to make it easier for elderly Rhode Islanders to get their immunizations, several legislators have proposed a bill to allow pharmacists...
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CVS and Caremark vote to approve $27B merger

Shareholders of Caremark Rx Inc., the second-largest U.S. drug-benefits manager, approved the $27 billion acquisition by pharmacy chain CVS Corp. on March 16 at...

URI professor takes on elder care issues

Patricia M. Burbank, a University of Rhode Island nursing professor, has won The American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year 2006 award in...

Consumer-driven health plans<br> really contain costs

In December 2005, LFI Inc. faced the unpleasant exercise of renewing our health insurance policy. With no significant changes, the new premiums on our...

UMass–Dartmouth OKs new doctoral programs

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has gotten approval from the UMass Board of Trustees to start Ph.D. programs in nursing and...

Roberts leads discussion of Bay State health plan

Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, whose expertise in health care made her a policymaking leader in the R.I. Senate during her 10 years there,...

Miriam CEO to lead R.I. Airport Corp.

WARWICK – Kathleen C. Hittner, a physician and a Warwick resident, this week was selected by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri to chair the R.I....
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CVS/Caremark merger completed

WOONSOCKET – CVS Corp. and Caremark Rx today announced the closing of Caremark’s $27.2 billion acquisition by CVS.The combined company, renamed CVS/Caremark Corp....
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BankRI chief named March of Dimes<br> R.I. 2007 Person of Year

PROVIDENCE – The March of Dimes Rhode Island Chapter today announced that Merrill W. Sherman, the president and CEO of Bancorp Rhode Island Inc.,...
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