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Federal funding will support distance learning, telemedicine programs

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Monday that more than $2 million in federal funding will go to six entities throughout the state to support distance learning and telemedicine programs.

Maine health systems to use $673,000 in grants to improve care for uninsured

Three Maine health systems are receiving $672,887 to expand access to health care for people who are uninsured.

Maine organizations to receive $10 million in funding for rural health care facilities

Three Maine health care and community organizations are receiving nearly $10 million in federal loans for the expansion or construction of new facilities.

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Apothecary by Design finds growth in the specialty pharmacy field

Peter Van Allen |

Portland-based Apothecary by Design is Maine's fastest growing company in the Mainebiz large-company category, with sales growth of 193% from year-end 2012 to year-end 2014.

MaineHealth hospitals given top marks for anti-tobacco efforts

All MaineHealth member hospitals in the state have been awarded the top grade for tobacco-free initiatives from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network.

Martin's Point to close Bangor health care center

Portland-based Martin's Point Health Care plans to close its Bangor health care center after serving patients there for more than 20 years.

Retail clinic provider MinuteClinic expands to Maine

MinuteClinic, the country’s largest provider of retail-based medical clinics, has opened retail clinics in CVS stores in Portland and South Portland, its first expansion into Maine.

Maine tops list for hospital safety ratings

Maine’s hospitals received the highest percentage of top ratings for safety in a scorecard released Wednesday by a Washington, D.C.-based health care organization.

Lincolnville dermatology firm agrees to $630,000 settlement

Maine Dermatology LLC in Lincolnville has agreed to pay $630,000 to settle claims involving false billings to the Medicare federal health care program between June 2010 and August 2013, the U.S.