State Government Press Releases

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05/30/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an independent testing laboratory, has identified a new synthetic opiate that appears to have been related to a series of recent deaths as Acetanilide, n-1-...
05/29/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today authorized the certification of the Greenleaf Compassion Center for operation of a Medical Marijuana Compassion Center at 1637 West Main Road in Portsmouth. The Greenleaf Compassion Center will notify the Department of Health...
05/24/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) remind all Rhode Islanders to bring the sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), but leave cigarettes at home as state parks and beaches open for the summer season this Memorial Day...
05/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - In recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day on Sunday, May 19, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all Rhode Islanders born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for Hepatitis C at least once, or more often if they have known risk factors. Baby Boomers are...
05/10/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is beginning an investigation into a cluster of deaths that appear to be related to the use of a new synthetic drug. In light of this situation, HEALTH and the...
05/10/2013
PROVIDENCE With increasing participation in outdoor activities, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) remind all Rhode Islanders to begin taking precautions to protect themselves against warm-weather health hazards,...
05/02/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a public informational meeting concerning the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Attorney General and the...
04/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will award the State's Safe Place for Teens to Work Award to the Pawtucket Red Sox at a pre-game ceremony at McCoy Stadium tomorrow. The award recognizes the Pawtucket Red Sox's commitment to providing teenagers with a place to work...
04/24/2013
PROVIDENCE Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), will take part in Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 25, a nationwide annual fundraising event that benefits licensed AIDS service agencies in cities throughout the United States. Participating...
03/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56,808 29 oz. cans of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans (Water & Salt). The Can Code is PINTO LP, BEST BY 01/03/2015, "Time" 3003, and can be found on the top of the can. Consumers...