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.
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.
The Christian Science Church heavily lobbied for a religious exemption to the new health law. We hear from two sides.
BOSTON — Despite a hobbled website, Massachusetts health officials said Monday that they’ve surpassed federal target enrollment numbers.
Although the administration said there would be no more extensions, it now seems like there is a bit of wiggle room.
Today is the last day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, and some people are choosing not to sign up.
BOSTON — A Brookline woman has filed a lawsuit against the state prisons department alleging that her 31-year-old son is being restrained for long periods at a state psychiatric hospital in violation of state law.