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THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION announced that it is opposed to the CVS Aetna merger on the grounds that the deal would have anti-competitive effects on the health care industry, driving up patients' costs and reducing access to health care. CVS disagreed with the AMA's conclusions. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

PROVIDENCE – The American Medical Association has concluded the merger between CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. would be detrimental to the health care...
A 2016 PROGRAM screening state inmates for opioid use disorder and medication-assisted treatment has been linked to a 61 percent decrease in inmate overdose deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Study: ACI addiction-treatment program linked to 61% fewer inmate overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – A $2 million launch in 2016 of the nation's first program screening all of a state’s inmates for opioid use disorder to...

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