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CVS Caremark to pay $38.5M in multi-state settlement

WOONSOCKET – CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to pay $38.5 million, in a multi-state consumer protection probe, to resolve allegations that two...

Montanaro won’t seek re-election as BCBSRI chair

PROVIDENCE – Frank J. Montanaro will not seek re-election to his post as chairman of the board of directors of Blue Cross & Blue...

Juveniles need better screening, Bradley study finds

EAST PROVIDENCE – Newly published research from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center shows that uvenile offenders who are depressed are more likely to...
THE VA MEDICAL CENTER on Chalkstone Avenue in Providence, above, will get new surgical facilities thanks to a $6.9M award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. /

Providence VA to get $6.9M upgrade

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved $6.9 million to build new surgical facilities at the Providence VA Medical Center, according...

Roberts unveils plan to expand insurance coverage

PROVIDENCE – In the culmination of months of public meetings and discussions, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today unveiled an eight-piece health care reform...

Langevin co-sponsors plan for national health care

WARWICK – A plan to offer affordable health care coverage to all Americans was announced this morning by U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin, a...
KEYKAVOUS PARANG, left, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, talks with graduate student Kitesh K. Agarwal as they test an anti-viral substance for purity. /

URI professor hopes cream can slow spread of HIV

University of Rhode Island professor Keykavous Parang is hoping he is close to succeeding where other researchers have so far failed in the fight...

R.I. health project test of ‘medical home’ concept

The concept of the “medical home” is neither radical nor untested: In some countries, it’s the norm, and some U.S. medical practices function this...

Survey: Massachusetts pays most for health care

INDIANAPOLIS – A new survey claims that Massachusetts employers and employees are paying the most for health care plans. According to the survey released last...

R.I. budget plan eyed cautiously

While Laurie White says she hasn’t exactly pored over Gov. Donald L. Carcieri’s $6.89 billion state budget proposal, the president of the Greater Providence...

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