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AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...
ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. NERONHA announced on Jan. 25 that Rhode Island settled lawsuits related to the opioid crisis with multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson and pharmaceutical distributors Cardinal Health Inc., McKesson Corp. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. for a total of $114 million. / SCREENSHOT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ON WPRI-TV CBS 12

R.I. to get $114 million from opioid lawsuit settlements

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced on Tuesday that his office reached a $9.8 million settlement with American multinational corporation Johnson &...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday that 226 borrowers from in Rhode Island will receive about $4.6 million from student loan servicer Navient as part of a $1.85 billion national settlement over alleged widespread unfair and deceptive practices in originating student loans. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

R.I. receives $4.6M in national student-loan settlement

PROVIDENCE – Hundreds of Rhode Islanders with student loans will receive significant debt relief as part of a nationwide billion-dollar settlement with a loan...

Unemployment scams adding up in R.I.

Scam unemployment claims continue to cost Rhode Island, with more than $70.5 million in fraudulent payouts racked up since the start of the COVID-19...
THE LIFESPAN-CARE NEW ENGLAND merger application has been released to the public. The R.I. Attorney General's Office and the R.I. Department of Health are seeking comment.

Lifespan-CNE merger application disclosed; public comment sought

PROVIDENCE – The merger application filed by the state's two largest hospital groups has been disclosed by the R.I. Office of the Attorney General...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE will be one of 12 police departments across the state to benefit from a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Justice grant for body-worn cameras.

R.I. gets $1.5M federal grant for police body cameras

PROVIDENCE – The state has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help equip police departments with body-worn cameras. The...
NEIL D. STEINBERG, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation, and Jayne Hayward, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Health Center Association, discuss the 40 recommendations the foundation has put forth regarding the proposed merger of Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

R.I. Foundation unveils recommendations on proposed Lifespan-CNE merger

PROVIDENCE – When Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System in April submitted plans to merge as a single integrated academic health system...
ENHANCED ­­ABILITIES: R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says a new state law gives his office more power to pursue businesses accused of deceptive or unfair business practices. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New R.I. law strengthens protection for consumers

Bad drivers and a weak business climate aren’t the only measurements by which Rhode Island ranks poorly compared with other states. For nearly two decades,...

R.I. AG: Contractors failed to properly pay OT wages during construction...

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The owners of an asbestos remediation company failed to properly pay their workers overtime for work performed at a Rhode Island...

Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement, including from R.I....

Objections to a historic settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island's attorney general saying Wednesday the plan...

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