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KBL approves Summer Infant acquisition

NEW YORK – KBL Healthcare Acquisition Corp. II stockholders approved the company’s acquisition of Summer Infant Inc. at a special meeting today. The...
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Blue Cross campaign seeks to educate consumers

A man reads the labels on two bottles. “Same active ingredients, but one has a much lower price,” he notes. He tosses the pricier...

Study to evaluate ethnic, racial disparities in care

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and two partners have received a two-year, $261,000 grant from a research and tracking program funded by the...
PROF. ELLEN McCARTY has been awarded a Fullbright grant. /

Salve professor to work on Canadian project

Ellen McCarty, a nursing professor at Salve Regina University, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in public/global health at the University of...

Boston health care law firm opens local office

PROVIDENCE – Donoghue Barrett & Singal, which maintains one of the two largest health care law practices in Boston, is opening a Providence office...
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Mass. leads nation, R.I. second in e-prescribing

NEW ORLEANS – An alliance of chain and independent pharmacies and SureScripts, a company that operates the national Pharmacy Health Information Exchange, last week...
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Behavioral health parity<br> helps patients, saves costs

There is considerable discussion these days about the factors that drive up health care costs. But there is one factor that contributes only modestly,...
FROM LEFT, Michael Fanton, executive director of Ronald McDonald House, Bill Stamp and Karla Young, of the R.I. Farm Bureau, center, and Linda King, house manager of the Ronald McDonald House in Providence. /

Food drive aids Ronald McDonald House

As part of Food Check-Out Week, the R.I. Farm Bureau sponsored a food drive on behalf of Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit that provides...
THE CENTRAL FALLS school district, among others, might have to join the state health insurance plan if the measure passes.  /

Bill would make schools<br> join state insurance plan

STATE HOUSE – A bill introduced in the General Assembly by Rep. Jan P. Malik (D-Dist. 67, Warren, Barrington), would require school districts to...

Westerly Hospital data breach affects 2,000

WESTERLY – Social Security numbers and other private data for about 2,000 Westerly Hospital patients were posted online, at a Web site that was...
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