In early December, the Warwick-based Rhode Island Health lobbies for Care Association (RIHCA), a state-affiliate of the American Health Care providing legislative strategy for the state’s skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation facilities, announced the hiring of Scott Fraser to be the next President and CEO of the organization.   Fraser will replace Virginia Burke who is…

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Prescribing Dementia Drugs

  Seventy percent of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, says a new report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute.  Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings, estimating $20,000 per patient, for patients insurers.…

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