pharmacy en MinuteClinics And The Future Of Primary Care <p>The Rhode Island Department of Health's recent decision to grant approval, with 22 conditions, to CVS to open seven retail health clinics in pharmacies throughout Rhode Island came down in the form of a 43-page document. In my humble opinion, it's a well-written, even eloquent ode to the importance of primary care and the challenges of regulating health care in a state where for-profit health care is no longer around the corner but setting up shop on it. Thu, 15 May 2014 19:28:31 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33619 at CVS Gets Green Light To Open Retail Clinics In RI <p>The nation’s largest pharmacy chain has been given the green light to open seven retail health care clinics in Rhode Island. CVS pharmacies’ MinuteClinics would see patients for minor illnesses and perform some routine health screenings. But state health officials' approval comes with several conditions.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:32:17 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33618 at CVS Gets Green Light To Open Retail Clinics In RI URI Student Rooms with Nursing Home Resident <p>A University of Rhode Island pharmacy student has just completed an unusual experiment. Twenty-four year old Emily Anastasia spent a week living in a retirement center, South Bay Retirement Living in South Kingstown,&nbsp; where her roommate was a 92 year old woman.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:28:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 12087 at Another RI compounding pharmacy shuttered <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Another compounding pharmacy in Rhode Island has been shuttered and the pharmacist in charge barred from practicing. And once again, cleanliness and record-keeping played a part.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 7521 at RI compounding pharmacy reopens, scrutiny continues <p><span class="dateline"><span>PROVIDENCE, RI</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>Rhode Island health inspectors found that Bayview pharmacy had illegally distributed certain medications, failed to keep some records, and not properly maintained a sterile mixing area. A recent Health department order shows the pharmacy has been allowed to resume compounding as long as it follows procedures. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:51:45 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 1839 at