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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...

Trump plan to lower drug prices moves forward on several fronts

NEW YORK - The Trump administration moved swiftly in the past 24 hours to implement pieces of its plan to bring down drug prices, taking...
DISCOVERY: Life­span researchers Chathuraka T. Jayasuriya, left, and Qian Chen, both of Rhode Island Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, have discovered aberrant stem cells that may play a role in osteoarthritis. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Osteoarthritic stem cell discovery hints at disease’s first drug treatments

A May report by a team of researchers from Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University shows that a portion of unspecialized stem cells in...
NEW TECH: Dr. Stephen M. Montaquila, an optometrist at West Bay Eye Associates in Warwick, helped draft a bill regulating the use of vision-test apps, in part to ensure they aren’t used to skirt the healthy requirement for routine eye exams. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Optometrists, vision-test app makers don’t see eye to eye

Local optometrists are arguing for “standard of care” regulation of online vision tests for corrective lens prescription renewals, rules branded protectionist by manufacturers, pitting...

Cybersecurity and medical devices: Informed consent in digital age

We are becoming more comfortable using devices and appliances that are connected to the internet or store vast amounts of data about us. From...
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