State Government Press Releases

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09/12/2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is notifying health care professionals and consumers about safety concerns with all sterile-use drug products made and distributed by Downing Labs LLC, doing business as NuVision Pharmacy, in Dallas Texas. Because NuVision Pharmacy is licensed in Rhode Island...
09/11/2014
Providence -- The Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in Mashapaug Pond in Providence because a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the waters of the reservoir and pond.
09/09/2014
Providence -- The Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in Turner Reservoir and Central Pond in East Providence because a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the waters of...
09/09/2014
Yesterday, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX® Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code date: 421BA4GA60. Fewer than 25 cases of the stand-up pouches in this single lot code may contain product containing peanuts and eggs without listing them...
09/04/2014
Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft's temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create...
08/28/2014
Listening to Residents Helps Rhode Island Nursing Homes Continue to Outperform the Nation Quality of life and care for Rhode Island seniors and their families reach above average marks, making the state a more desirable place for elders Providence, Rhode Island, August 28, 2014 Nursing...
08/27/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in J.L. Curran Reservoir in Cranston because a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom has been detected in the waters of the reservoir. Following a...
08/22/2014
Beginning today (August 22, 2014) the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is thought to be the first state to make data from its Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) available to the public on the Department's website. Rhode Islanders will be able to learn what percentage of prescribers...
08/15/2014
PROVIDENCE -- On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) Office of State Medical Examiner (OSME) took into custody three bodies that had been found at a storage unit in Johnston rented by Alfred Pennine, the Pennine Funeral Home director who died last month. ...
08/08/2014
HEALTH and BHDDH Issue Warning About Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports 17 apparent accidental drug overdose deaths some with paraphernalia at the scene in the month of July and the first week of August. While these numbers are...