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Eighth-graders honor MLK with day of service

January 16th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Fourteen buses, one ferry, and one plane brought together nearly 400 eighth-grade students from across the state in Boston Saturday morning for a day of community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Full Article Here

Two-year suspension of medical device tax an ‘important step’ toward repeal

December 25th, 2015|Boston Business Journal|

The head of the Massachusetts medical device industry group says the two-year suspension of the tax that has hampered his members since January 2013, proposed by the House last night as part of a $1.1 trillion spending bill, would be “an important first step toward repeal.” Full Article Here

The Dow-DuPont megamerger: A deal only Wall Street could love

December 9th, 2015|The Washington Post|

Two of the country’s oldest companies, Dow Chemical and DuPont, have long served as the backbone for American scientific ingenuity in the modern age. Their armies of chemical researchers are the reason soldiers wear Kevlar and homeowners buy Saran Wrap, Teflon-lined pans and Ziploc bags. Full Article Here

Give medical residents access to drug database

December 3rd, 2015|The Boston Globe|

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, [...]

Medical residents seek to access prescription data

November 30th, 2015|The Boston Globe|

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, [...]

South Boston lawmaker wants ‘devil rotary’ issues solved

October 19th, 2015|The Boston Globe|

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 [...]