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BIG IMPACT: Sam Salganik, executive director of the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, said the Affordable Care Act has made the biggest positive impact in the health care system in recent years. It’s been complemented by the state’s efforts to make insurance more accessible and affordable.
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Reinsurance program helps curb premiums

Sam Salganik sees hardship cases of Rhode Islanders struggling to pay for health care. But he’s seeing less of it.“The state is making progress,”...
PURDUE PHARMA and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company related to the opioid epidemic for $10 billion to $12 billion. Who should receive the settlement money? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

Who should be paid with settlement money from opioid medication producers?

On Aug. 26 an Oklahoma judge ordered health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for costs incurred in the...

Health care delivery increasingly meets patients where they live

As more ambulatory and urgent-care clinics spring up across the region, health care providers see it as evidence the industry is evolving at a...
THE RHODE ISLAND Free Clinic has received a $80,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Above, RIFC CEO Marie Ghazal. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

BCBSRI grants $80K to Rhode Island Free Clinic

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Rhode Island Free Clinic, BCBSRI announced Monday.The...
CVS HEALTH is expanding its CVS Pharmacy membership rewards program delivery service nationwide. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS expands membership rewards pharmacy delivery program nationwide

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. is expanding its pharmacy delivery service nationwide, the company announced Monday.The membership program, called CarePass, provides one- to two-day...
MANAGING PARTNERS: Cameron & Mittleman attorneys and managing partners, from left, Robert A. Migliaccio, Lynn E. ­Riley and Scott F. Bielecki converse at the Providence law firm. The firm has expanded practice areas as it added attorneys.  
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Firm’s expertise grows with practice

Cameron & Mittleman LLP is one of Providence’s long-established, midsized law firms.Its areas of focus have grown with the practice. They include: corporate and...

RIDOH to receive $1.5M in funding to combat diabetes, heart disease

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday that the R.I. Department of Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Program will receive $1.5 million...

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI names Buyse new CMO

SMITHFIELD — Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has named Dr. Marylou Buyse chief medical officer and senior vice president.Buyse, according to a media...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...
NEW PROTOCOLS: Jenn Anderson with her son Brandon, 10. Brandon has had sepsis several times, but new protocols at Hasbro Children’s Hospital help him get treatment more quickly.
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With new protocols, early diagnosis, treatment improve outcomes

Jenn Anderson knew her son had pneumonia when he was admitted to the intensive care unit at Hasbro Children’s Hospital two years ago.She’d become...
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