BOSTON — Hundreds of people have taken advantage of a range of programs offered – free of charge – at Boston-area hospitals for those affected by last year’s bombings.
BOSTON — The board overseeing the state’s health care exchange has been told that a long-term fix for the connector’s troubled website is still months away, even while the state is reporting progress in clearing the backlog of applicants for subsidized insurance.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Health officials in western Massachusetts say a confirmed case of the measles was reported last week by a Springfield hospital.
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state’s first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro after a federal judge suggested in court that his administration may have overreached.
BOSTON — The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts’ ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug.
BOSTON — Blue Cross Blue Shield says it has cut the number of painkillers prescribed by more than 6 million, cutting some rates for popular drugs by 20 to 50 percent.
BOSTON — City officials are offering free counseling services as the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings gets closer.
BOSTON — A new report cites inadequate funding for police training and a shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds.
The weekend shooting at Fort Hood is raising new questions about mental health care for soldiers and veterans.
BOSTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano called turning in old prescriptions a small but still important step.
BOSTON — The Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday issued guidelines to all 240 local housing authorities urging them to develop smoke-free housing policies within their state-aided public housing units.