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UNFURLING OF THE WELCOME MAT: Under Linda E. Hurley’s leadership, CODAC Behavioral Health has rolled out innovative medication-assisted treatment programs, or MAT programs, for substance use disorder that have become national models. 
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CODAC Behavioral Health’s Hurley is the helping hand to combat R.I.’s...

2024 Business Women Awards INDUSTRY LEADER | SOCIAL SERVICES: Linda E. Hurley CODAC Behavioral Healthcare CEO and president HELPING OTHERS RECOVER from addiction is a complex...
FIRST CUSTOMER? William Prentice, CEO of Providence-based Signati Medical Inc., displays the company’s noninvasive vasectomy device. He says he’s considering being its first official user and have the procedure filmed for TV, if the technology gets regulatory approval. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. firm looks to upend vasectomy procedures

For the last two decades, little has changed in the way vasectomies are performed, a procedure that more than 500,000 men undergo annually. Providence-based Signati...

CVS, Walgreens plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon 

The drugstore chains CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens plan to start dispensing an abortion pill in a few states within weeks.  CVS Health will start...

CVS pulls cough, cold medicines with phenylephrine from shelves

WOONSOCKET – Just ahead of flu season, CVS Health Corp. is pulling some over-the-counter allergy and cold medicines from its shelves after the Food...

Legislators in 49 states ask Supreme Court to preserve access to...

A group of more than 600 Democratic legislators from 49 states, including 21 from Rhode Island, have signed an amicus brief to the U.S....

CVS making updated COVID-19 vaccine available

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. says the updated COVID-19 vaccine recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now available at its...

Blame capitalism for this prescription drug problem?

Past public ire over high drug prices has recently taken a back seat to a more insidious problem – no drugs at any price. Patients...
MAKING THE ASSIST: Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center patient Andrea Blair, right, of Cumberland, wears the ­EksoNR exoskeleton and moves through a walking session with the guidance of physical therapist Allissondra Dutra. 
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High-tech exoskeleton lending a hand, arms and legs

Early last December, Chuck Allen was enjoying a lazy afternoon at home in North Kingstown. His wife, Becky, had run out for a few...
THE ABORTION PILL mifepristone can now be dispensed by retail pharmacies, but which ones will decide to go through certification process to sell it. AP FILE PHOTO/ALLEN G. BREED

Pharmacies will weigh several factors in deciding whether to dispense abortion...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow retail pharmacies to dispense abortion pills means drug stores will have to make a decision...
MACHINE ­AIDED: Dr. Daniel Philbin, a cardiac electrophysiologist and director of the arrhythmia service at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, in the operating room with Volta Medical Inc.’s VX1 monitor that assists in ablation ­surgeries. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

AI put to the test during cardiac procedures in R.I.

A new artificial intelligence technology is helping physicians perform ablations – minimally invasive surgeries used to treat certain heart conditions – more efficiently, and...
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