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OHIC's posted timeline showing the steps moving toward the state's goal capping health care spending increases at 3.2 percent per year. /COURTESY OFFICE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Raimondo executive order caps annual medical cost increase at 3.2%

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner pledged to hold health care spending per capita increases for consumers,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO in her office at the Rhode Island State House. Raimondo signed an executive order instructing state agencies to preserve affordable access to health care. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo executive order instructs agencies to safeguard health care access

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Wednesday formalizing her commitment to preserve the Affordable Care Act by directing state agencies...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...

DHHS grants R.I. $9M to expand, coordinate mental health youth outreach

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $9 million, five-year grant to the R.I. Department of Education and...

Raimondo seeks to reduce plastic litter

NARRAGANSETT – At a pavilion at Scarborough State Beach, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Monday to cut down on plastic litter...
R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

AG sues opioid manufacturers, distributors alleging deceptive marketing

PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a suit against two pharmaceutical companies and three distributors, alleging their campaign unfairly, deceptively, and...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
AN AUCTION OF VNA of Rhode Island's assets will take place online Jan. 23 – 25.

VNA of Rhode Island up for auction Jan. 23-25

WARWICK — VNA of Rhode Island, a 117-year-old home care and hospice organization that has been closed since Dec. 20, will have its assets...
CARE NEW ENGLAND plans to close Memorial Hospital and leave some of its medical services intact. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

UNAP: Memorial services shuttering prematurely

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa sent Care New England Health Services a Nov....
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