Articles by Jennifer Mcdermott

Rhode Island Considers Permanent Flavored Vape Products Ban

Rhode Island’s health department is proposing to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state. The department issued a public notice last week that it wants to make the temporary ban currently in effect permanent. Democratic Governnor …

Vintage Plane Safety Faces Review Following B-17 Bomber Crash That Killed 7

The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber …

Doctor Charged in Rhode Island with Pushing Painkiller, Receiving Kickbacks

A doctor has been indicted on charges accusing him of getting kickbacks on prescriptions of a highly addictive painkiller written for patients who didn’t need the drug. Jerrold Rosenberg, a pain specialist and clinical assistant professor at Brown University, pleaded …

Rhode Island’s Health Uninsured Rate Drops by Over Half Since 2012

The number of uninsured people in Rhode Island has dropped by more than half since 2012, according to a survey released on Sept. 10 by the state’s health insurance exchange. Fewer than 50,000 people in Rhode Island now lack health …

Coast Guard Sector in N.Y., Conn. Issues New Ebola Protocol

One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. The sector, which includes parts of New York …