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Recent ‎Massachusetts‏ effort to curb opioid prescriptions may not be effective

A recent effort in Massachusetts to curb opioid prescriptions by health providers may have been ineffective, according to an opinion piece in the December 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Michael Barnett. The authors argued th

HARVARD HEALTH - 2017-12-15 22:41:50

Northern Light Principals Receive William Booth Award From The Salvation Army of ‎Massachusetts‏

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Priscilla and C. David Seuss, executives at Boston-based Northern Light (www.northernlight.com), were honored by The Salvation Army of Massachusetts at its annual luncheon Dec. 13 with the 2017 William Booth Award for their service to the community. The William

CNBC - 2017-12-15 13:30:00

‎Massachusetts‏ Regulator : Here Are Bitcoin 's Dangers

Add Massachusetts' top securities regulator to the list of officials urging caution on bitcoin. William Galvin, secretary of the commonwealth, issued a statement this week likening the cryptocurrency craze to the tulip mania of the 17th century and warning it could end in disaster, CNBC reports. I

BARRON'S - 2017-12-14 21:18:00

‎Massachusetts‏ ' New Standards Are Still Inferior to Pre-2010 Standards

The Pioneer Institute released a report co-written by Mark Bauerlein, R. James Milgram, and Jane Robbins this week that reviews Massachusetts new academic standards. You don't have to guess at their general opinion when you see the title - Mediocrity 2.0: Massachusetts Rebrands Common Core ELA & Mat


‎Massachusetts‏ gets more time to review Rockwell art sale

An appeals court has dealt another blow to a Massachusetts museum's effort to sell 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. A judge on Wednesday granted state investigators more time to review the sale. The Berkshire Museum last week urged the Massachusetts Appeals Court to let the case


‎Massachusetts‏ Man Arrested for Burglary of Roselle Park Business

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A man from Massachusetts was arrested for the burglary of China Royal, a restaurant in Roselle Park. Police say, on October 25, they were called to 115 W. Westfield Ave at the China Royal restaurant for a report of a burglary that occurred earlier that evening. Officers found that


States challenge ‎Massachusetts‏ food animal measure

Twelve state attorneys general have challenged a Massachusetts ballot measure approved by voters that restricts the sale of animal products in that state that were produced in confinement. The measure also bans the use of confinement in food animal production in Massachusetts. Indiana Attorney Gener


‎Massachusetts‏ ' Proposed Medicaid Reforms - Cheaper Drugs and Better Coverage ?

While health policy attention in recent months has focused on Washington, D.C., several proposals from individual states have garnered less publicity despite their potentially far-reaching implications. One such proposal comes from Massachusetts, which has applied for a waiver from federal rules in