State Government Press Releases

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09/15/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) applauds the recent enforcement action taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against distributors of electronic cigarettes. Last week, the FDA issued warning letters to five leading distributors for violations of the Federal Food, Drug...
09/10/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces that after a thorough review of the 15 applications it received to be considered for compassion center registration, none of the 15 applications were deemed qualified to apply for registration as a Compassion Center. The applicants...
09/09/2010
Rhode Island is aiming to keep our school-aged children healthy this winter by offering the seasonal influenza vaccine in schools. Last year, this process helped us get the most kids vaccinated and had the unintended consequence of helping to prevent the spread of the flu to parents and...
09/08/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise all Rhode Islanders that a pool of mosquitoes from a mosquito-trapping site in Westerly has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). In addition, a mosquito pool in...
09/05/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is notifying customers of Newport Water System that the precautionary boil water advisory put in place on September 4 has been lifted. The water is safe to use for drinking, cooking and bathing infants and no longer needs to be boiled before use. ...
09/05/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory (issued on September 4) for Middletown water customers. Portsmouth customers along West Main Road who are supplied by the Newport Water System remain on a precautionary boil water advisory. HEALTH...
09/04/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory for Middletown water customers. HEALTH recommends that water being used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, cooking, or bathing of infants should be boiled for one minute and allowed to cool before...
09/03/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has issued a boil water advisory for customers of the Prudence Island Water District (PIWD). HEALTH recommends that water used for bathing of infants, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or cooking be boiled for one minute and allowed to cool before...
08/31/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise all Rhode Islanders that a pool of mosquitoes from a mosquito-trapping site in Westerly has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first mosquito pool...
08/30/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers of additional products manufactured by Azteca Linda Corp. that should not be consumed. HEALTH’s Laboratory confirmed that these two products tested positive for the bacteria that causes listeria. HEALTH expects these products to be...