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UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will stronger regs save vape shops?

White Horse Vapor expanded quickly over the past six years, growing from a single store in North Providence to three in Rhode Island and...

New program addresses mental health needs for pregnant and postpartum women

PROVIDENCE – Depression and behavioral health care for pregnant and postpartum women are among the issues addressed in a new statewide program created by...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...
NOT LIABLE: Bryant University Physician Assistant Program founder and Director Robert Jay Amrien, left, a panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Summit, says a new law declaring that a physician assistant may be considered a primary care provider means a physician would not be considered liable for the actions of a physician assistant. Next to Amrien, from left, are panelists Maria Ducharme, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at The Miriam Hospital; Care New England CEO Dr. James E. Fanale; and James Rajotte, chief of the Center for Health Promotion in the Division of Community Health and Equity at the R.I. Department of Health. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners may play big role in future of...

Rhode Island is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, but increasing the roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners might ease the problem,...
IN THE 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey it was found that 48.9% of Rhode Island high school students said they had vaped before. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES

RIDOH survey data shows rise of vaping in students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health released data Thursday that revealed a sharp increase in high school students reporting having vaped. RIDOH found that...

Was Gov. Gina M. Raimondo right to file a lawsuit to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging the need for legislative approval of marijuana and hemp regulations. The...

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020...
REGULATION LITIGATION: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo filed a lawsuit calling budget provisions passed by the General Assembly in the fiscal 2020 budget giving veto power to the GA regarding marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020 budget...

Mass. Department of Health officials confirm state’s first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Mass. Department of Health officials said a Hampshire County woman in her 60s who died from a vaping-associated lung injury is the...

Rhode Island kicks off flu shot campaign

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has kicked off its annual flu vaccination campaign in partnership with a number of community organizations. Health experts recommend the flu...
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