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THE WHITE HOUSE abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers. CVS Health Corp.'s stock jumped up to 7% Thursday following the announcement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

White House pulls the plug on proposed drug-rebate overhaul, CVS stock...

WASHINGTON – The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners.Employment in the sector across...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has applauded U.S. District Judge William Smith's appointment of Deming Sherman, a retired attorney, as a special master to oversee the resolution of the state's ongoing issues with UHIP.

Special master appointed to oversee UHIP resolution

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Judge William Smith appointed Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of Rhode Island’s ongoing problems with...
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