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PFIZER SAID that it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic - but not until after a long, hard winter. / AP FILE PHOTO/BEBETO MATTHEWS

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.

Pfizer said Friday it is asking United States regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that...
MODERNA SAID its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash...
POWERFUL PRODUCT: Allyson Cote, CEO and president of Ocean State Shields, and Todd Thomas, chief innovation officer, with their product, sd90, a coating that stops micro-organism growth for up to a year on surfaces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup aiming to ensure microbes stay away

Without making claims specific to the new coronavirus, Ocean State Shields LP says its product – a nontoxic spray-on liquid that disinfects surfaces, including...

Five Questions With: Lisabeth Bennett

Lisabeth Bennett is the clinical director of Tobacco Cessation Services of Rhode Island, a service offered through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. As a board certified...

CDC findings suggest link between THC products and vaping-related illnesses

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new findings on its investigation into vaping-related illnesses that suggest tetrahydrocannabinol products play a...

Surgeon offers trial procedure for fecal incontinence in women

PROVIDENCE – A colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates is evaluating a trial procedure to treat fecal incontinence using a system approved by the...

Legal ‘gray area’ surrounds CBD-infused food and beverages

2018 was a busy year for the cannabis industry in the Northeast. Vermont legalized recreational marijuana, while Massachusetts saw the opening of its first...
CVS Health will begin selling products infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating hemp component, at more than 800 of its stores as part of a distribution deal with marijuana company Curaleaf Holdings. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS joins cannabis wellness trend by adding CBD products

NEW YORK - CBD has landed at CVS. CVS Health Corp. this week will begin selling products infused with the trendy, non-intoxicating hemp component at...
EPIVAX AND CUBRC have been awarded a two-year, $1 million federal contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish best practices and procedures for assessing generic peptides and related impurities for immunogenic potential. EpiVax CEO and Chief Science Officer Dr. Anne S. De Groot said generic peptides drugs are a quickly growing market. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

EpiVax and CUBRC win $1M FDA contract to establish best practices...

PROVIDENCE – EpiVax Inc. and CUBRC Inc. have been awarded a two-year, $1 million federal contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to...

CVS applauds FDA efforts to curb youth electronic cigarette use

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has announced its support for enforcement actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration to curtail the sale and...

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