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R.I. approves vaccine, first doses distributed to hospitals

PROVIDENCE – A portion of Rhode Island's frontline health care workers were set to receive the first federally approved COVID-19 vaccine Monday. The Rhode Island...

Residents, staff at nearly 200 R.I. long-term care facilities to get...

PROVIDENCE – Residents and staff members at nursing homes will be among the first people in Rhode Island to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The state...
RHODE ISLAND officials say the first delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 19,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine could arrive in Rhode Island soon. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

R.I. outlines COVID-19 vaccination strategy, but some unknowns remain

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to get pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic – with cases overwhelming hospital systems and shuttering businesses – state...

Subsalve USA LLC

THE STORY: For close to 40 years, Subsalve USA LLC has worked to keep people and vessels above water. The North Kingstown-based manufacturer specializes...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...
ready foR u.s. SafeCirc CEO Mark King holds an AccuCirc device that will provide a safer and better-timed circumcision option for newborns. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

SafeCirc’s AccuCirc device a game-changer for newborns

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS SafeCirc THE ACCUCIRC DEVICE, used for more than 10 years in Africa, has successfully undergone four clinical trials, along...
TEAMWORK: Subsalve CEO Richard Heath, left, and Subsalve Chief Growth Officer Richard Fryburg, right, adjust an oxygen-treatment hood on Lombardi Undersea LLC owner Michael Lombardi. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Diver, R.I. firm create life-saving oxygen hood

Middletown-based diving contractor Michael Lombardi is used to solving challenges underwater, immersed in 500 feet of ocean water or a shallow sewer in places...

Alzheimer’s drug studied in R.I. heads to FDA for approval

PROVIDENCE – An investigational Alzheimer’s disease drug studied extensively in Rhode Island has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval. The...
FINDING A WAY FORWARD: Victoria Malchar, owner of Malchar Wellness Center, treats Brandon Maced at her Warwick offices, where she and her staff offer a number of coaching and therapy options. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Malchar Wellness Center owner a rebel with a cause

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Victoria Malchar | Malchar Wellness Center VICTORIA MALCHAR of Warwick’s Malchar Wellness Center is a chiropractor, sure. But...

Drug studied at 2 R.I. hospitals gains FDA approval for use...

PROVIDENCE – A drug studied at two Rhode Island hospitals has earned approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the...

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