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Give medical residents access to drug database

As part of his campaign against opioid abuse, Governor Charlie Baker has urged doctors, dentists, and anyone else who can prescribe drugs to use the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program. The database, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, collects and updates prescription information fed into it by Massachusetts hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, [...]

December 3rd, 2015|The Boston Globe|

Medical residents seek to access prescription data

The patient at Boston Medical Center needed painkillers, but Dr. Sara Schlotterbeck had concerns: The medical record suggested past misuse of opioids by the man. She wanted to check the Prescription Monitoring Program, a state-run database of every prescription for controlled substances, to see whether the patient had obtained opioids from multiple providers. But Schlotterbeck, [...]

November 30th, 2015|The Boston Globe|

South Boston lawmaker wants ‘devil rotary’ issues solved

Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games — and the accompanying proposals to upgrade the city's infrastructure — may be in the past, but state Representative Nick Collins of South Boston is pursuing improvements to one of the city’s most vexing transportation nodes: Kosciuszko Circle.Last Friday, Collins wrote a letter asking Governor Charlie Baker to [...]

October 19th, 2015|The Boston Globe|