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Fischer named acting director of  R.I. Department of Health

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Staci Fischer, the current chief administrative officer of the R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, on Thursday was named acting...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...

Bandy named interim chief of R.I. Department of Health

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday named Dr. Utpala Bandy interim director of the R.I. Department of Health as state officials continue...
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Five Questions With Dr. James McDonald

Dr. James McDonald | Medical director, R.I. Department of Health 1. What is the science behind medical marijuana? Marijuana plants contain different chemicals that are...
OPIOID ALTERNATIVE: Dr. Benjamin Algiere, owner of Algiere Chiropractic in Richmond, opened his practice eight months ago. He says many patients worry about building up a tolerance for opioids and would prefer alternative treatment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Chiropractic coverage mandated for substance disorders

Opioids may have been the first path many of Dr. Benjamin Algiere’s patients took for pain relief, but he hopes it’s not their last. A...
VALUABLE RESOURCE: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Cranston, operates six centers in Rhode Island that offer addiction-treatment services. Above, CODAC CEO and President Linda Hurley talks with Robert Babat, program administrator for Newport CODAC. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Neighborhoods pushing back against Suboxone clinic expansions

Rhode Island has about 300 medical professionals who are trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, a drug that helps people who are addicted to...
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