Lynn Arditi

Healthcare Reporter

Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the Providence Journal, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.

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The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence and hospital operator Prospect Chartercare, LLC are among the defendants accused of conspiracy and fraud in two class-action lawsuits filed late Monday.

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Rhode Island’s House of Representatives Thursday night approved a bill to create a new criminal penalty for dealers in cases of fatal overdoses.

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A public advertising campaign aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic is scheduled to begin airing on TV and social media outlets in Rhode Island later this month.

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Rhode Islanders enrolled in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act can now pay their monthly insurance bills at their local CVS Pharmacy.

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Rhode Island Hospital has agreed to spend at least $1 million to improve its systems after a series of recent patient errors.

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The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would legalize the possession and distribution of test strips to detect fentanyl laced in heroin and other illicit drugs

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Medical professionals are urging Governor Gina Raimondo to veto legislation that would strengthen criminal penalties for drug dealers.

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Rhode Island health officials say hospital emergency rooms are seeing a spike in the number of patients being treated for drug overdoses.

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Despite broad opposition from the medical community, the Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would mandate up to life in prison for drug dealers in fatal overdose cases.

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It’s prom season, and romance is in the air. And so is anxiety for adults.

There’s a lot of planning that goes into high school prom night.  But it’s those events students don’t plan for that keep Dr. Beata Nelken up at night.

Nelken, a pediatrician, runs Central Falls High School’s health center. The clinic's services include testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, birth control and education about sexual health. She also gives her patients "prom bags" filled with condoms. 

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The Rhode Island Senate postponed a scheduled vote Wednesday night on a bill that would mandate life sentences for drug dealers in fatal overdose cases, following an appeal from the medical community.

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Care New England announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement for a takeover of Rhode Island’s second-largest hospital network by Boston-based Partners HealthCare.

 

The deal, if approved by federal and state regulators, would mark a giant shift in Rhode Island’s healthcare market, granting Massachusetts’ largest health system huge influence -- and pricing power -- over Rhode Island’s health system.

 


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Rhode Island health clinics would be prohibited from providing abortion services or referrals if they receive federal Title X funds, under the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the family-planning program.

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Dozens of medical professionals and community groups are asking the Rhode Island Senate to delay a scheduled vote Wednesday on a bill to mandate life sentences for drug dealers in fatal overdose cases.

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A new report by Blue Cross Blue Shield shows Rhode Island has the highest rate of diagnosis for major depression in the country.

Major depression -- characterized by persistent sadness and trouble performing routine daily activities – is second only to high blood pressure in its impact on overall health for Americans covered by commercial insurance, according to Blue Cross.

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