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MASSACHUSETTS U.S. ATTORNEY Andrew E. Lelling has announced the conviction of a former Rhode Island physician for his role in a 2012 Medicare fraud scheme. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Former R.I. physician convicted of Medicare fraud

BOSTON — A physician and former employee of New England Pain Management Associates, Inc. was convicted Sept. 21 by a federal jury of conspiring...
THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...
THE DEA has proposed reducing the national manufacturing quotas of several opioid medications to aid in fighting an opoid addiction epidemic in the United States. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Justice Department, DEA propose reduction of opioid manufacturing quotas

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed reducing controlled substance manufacturing by between 7 and 15 percent in...
JAME E. DOYLE II was charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each of filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Former R.I. Sen. James E. Doyle III charged with bank fraud...

PROVIDENCE – Former state senator and businessman James E. Doyle III of Pawtucket has been charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one...

Cranston agrees to DOJ immigration compliance

CRANSTON – Mayor Alan W. Fung, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice this week, agreeing to terms...

Providence and Central Falls file lawsuit against U.S. Department of Justice

PROVIDENCE – The cities of Providence and Central Falls have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, similar to the lawsuit Attorney General...
TWO RHODE ISLAND trucking companies and their owners have each been indicted by a federal grand jury for one count of conspiracy and six counts of false statements. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

R.I. trucking companies, owners indicted for safety inspection report falsification scheme

JOHNSTON – Two Rhode Island trucking companies and their owners were indicted by a federal grand jury for a scheme to falsify safety inspection...
SKEPTICS OF THE proposed CVS-Aetna merger are critical of the assertion that the average consumer will benefit from any of the combined company's anticipated cost savings. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Skeptical voices gather against CVS-Aetna merger

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. have billed their pending $67.5 billion merger as a force for positive change in the health...
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE is asking for more information in its review of the CVS Health-Aetna merger proposal, extending the waiting period on the application 30 days. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

DOJ seeks new info on CVS Health-Aetna merger, extends waiting period...

WOONSOCKET — The U.S. Department of Justice extended the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act waiting period for CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s merger review...
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