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Twitter decision a risk to public health

Twitter’s decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site’s rules page and listed in November, has researchers and...
WHILE THE STATE of Rhode Island is weighing possible health decisions to minimize the impact of the latest rise in COVID-19 cases, the business community is split on the idea of a statewide mask mandate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Business community split on mask mandate as McKee weighs health options

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island's business community is split on the need for a statewide mask mandate, which Gov. Daniel J. McKee has said he'd...

Crossroads welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha to board of directors

Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading provider of housing and services for those experiencing homelessness, is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean...

Crossroads welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha to board of directors

PROVIDENCE, RI—Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading provider of housing and services for those experiencing homelessness, recently welcomed Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean of...

‘Public health councils’ empower workers

In this bleak season of COVID-19, the protections we have are all the familiar ones: masks, social distancing and the avoidance of large indoor...

Rhode Island Foundation names strategic initiative officer for Health sector

Zach Nieder has been appointed a strategic initiative officer at the Rhode Island Foundation. He is responsible for leading the Foundation’s activities and grant-making...
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...
RHODE ISLAND STATE SPENDING on health care was $58 per capita in 2017, the ninth-highest amount in the nation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. public spending on health ninth-highest per capita in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 9 among all states and Washington, D.C., for per-capita, state spending on health care in 2017, according to...

Too early to call e-cigs unsafe

Whether they’re warning us about the risks of fat, salt, alcohol or electronic cigarettes, public health authorities tend to mislead – with the best...

Marcus named dean of public health at Brown

PROVIDENCE – Bess Marcus has been selected to serve as the next dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. Marcus, a clinical...
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