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Langevin Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in favor of 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 230-192, aims to provide relief to Americans struggling with high prescription drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to achieve price reductions. The bill would also establish a new out-of-pocket expense limit for people on Medicare and enables taxpayer savings that will be reinvested into expanding Medicare benefits to include vision, dental, and hearing, addressing addiction, and researching new cures and treatments. “Every American should be able to…
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RI Division of Sheriffs Warns People to Beware of Telephone Scams Seeking Payments for Fictitious Fines

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare warn people to be aware of a telephone scam demanding payment for fictitious fines. Multiple people have reported receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be employed with the RI Sheriffs. The caller provides the victim with a bogus name and rank and advises the victim that they have either missed a court date or failed to answer a subpoena as an expert witness and that warrants have been issued for…
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Cranston Police Department actively investigating Cranston Police Officer-Involved Shooting with the Rhode Island State Police, Department of Attorney General and Providence Police Department

Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces that members of the Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, Rhode Island State Police and the Providence Police Department are actively investigating an incident that occurred today, at approximately 11:07 am on Cranston Street near the intersection of Niantic Avenue in Providence (just over the Cranston-Providence line) where an on-duty Cranston Police Patrol Officer discharged his firearm at a suspect who was operating a motor vehicle. Neither the officer or suspect were injured, and the suspect is in custody. The investigation is being conducted jointly by the agencies…
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Make Health A Part of Your Thanksgiving

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages Rhode Islanders to take steps to make health a part of their holiday this Thanksgiving. Handling and preparing your food properly can help keep you and your family safe. Be sure to: Wash your hands before and after preparing or eating food. This is especially important if you have been handling raw wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils with warm, soapy water after they touch raw turkey. Use a separate cutting board for raw turkey and other raw meats if possible. Washing turkey before cooking is not raw meat and their juices…
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Pawtucket man found guilty of first-degree robbery and conspiracy charges

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Tony Reverdes (age 38), of Pawtucket was found guilty on November 14, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury of five counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. The jury returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, following an eight-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. A sentencing hearing for Reverdes will be scheduled for a later date in Providence County Superior Court. He is currently being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions. During the trial, the State proved beyond…
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Cicilline, Nadler Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced The Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 ( 5133) today to prohibit pharmaceutical companies from engaging in anticompetitive “product hopping.” The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “Big pharmaceutical companies have done everything they can to increase their profits regardless of who it affects. Their CEOs make millions in bonuses ever year while hardworking folks are forced to ration their medicine just so they can put food on the table for their…
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