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WWLP Springfield
The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts“Make the Right Call” initiative— a campaign to encourage people to call 911 if
The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
“Make the Right Call” initiative— a campaign to encourage people to call 911 if somebody is overdosing. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in 2015 emergency personnel statewide responded to 11,884 opioid-related... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Partners to end heart surgery at Salem Hospitalthe unit open, and the low number of patients drives up costs when compared to
Partners to end heart surgery at Salem Hospital
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
the unit open, and the low number of patients drives up costs when compared to MGH. Hospital officials have notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of the decision. A public hearing will be scheduled. All other cardiac services,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Billerica pharmacy tech guilty in theft of cough syrupin Puerto Rico, according to court documents. Since Hernandez is a licensed pha
Billerica pharmacy tech guilty in theft of cough syrup
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 days ago
in Puerto Rico, according to court documents. Since Hernandez is a licensed pharmacy technician, Ruben said he would be reporting the incident to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Follow Lisa Redmond on Tout and Twitter@lredmond13_... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Hanover school reopens after widespread student illnesssteam cleaning carpets and a full disinfecting of the gym, bathrooms, offices,
Hanover school reopens after widespread student illness
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 5 days ago
steam cleaning carpets and a full disinfecting of the gym, bathrooms, offices, etc. Cleaning products that meet the MA DPH [Massachusetts Department of Public Health] standards to kill norovirus were used throughout the process,” Ferron said.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowell opioid clinic forced to turn away addicts due to shortage of qualified counselorsMassachusetts, but not the only one. The chart shows the numbers of them statew
Lowell opioid clinic forced to turn away addicts due to shortage of qualified counselors
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Massachusetts, but not the only one. The chart shows the numbers of them statewide by year as well as the number of opioid deaths in the same time. Sources: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Licensing Sys... Read more
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NBC News
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Continues, But Commencement Will Go Onhas been keeping the community informed of best practices for preventing the sp
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Continues, But Commencement Will Go On
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
has been keeping the community informed of best practices for preventing the spread of the illness, and is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Cambridge Public Health Department, explains HUHS director Dr. Paul J.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Drug use in Boston City Hall bathroom 'inappropriate and troubling,' mayor says2015, 126 people in Boston died from opioid-related overdoses, double the total
Drug use in Boston City Hall bathroom 'inappropriate and troubling,' mayor says
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
2015, 126 people in Boston died from opioid-related overdoses, double the total from 2012, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. One consequence of the sprawling drug epidemic has been limited access to public... Read more
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Raw Story
European tourist with ‘unknown vaccination history’ might be responsible for U.S. measles outbreakparts of the country. Recent outbreaks have been linked to unvaccinated childre
European tourist with ‘unknown vaccination history’ might be responsible for U.S. measles outbreak
Raw Story / Posted 10 days ago
parts of the country. Recent outbreaks have been linked to unvaccinated children and travelers, the latter of which may be behind the recent case reported in eastern Massachusetts. On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH... Read more
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Boston Herald
Newbury Street restaurant closed after visit from individual with measlesfrom Europe may have exposed unsuspecting Bay Staters to the virus on public bu
Newbury Street restaurant closed after visit from individual with measles
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
from Europe may have exposed unsuspecting Bay Staters to the virus on public buses, shopping centers and even the Pru. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission announced the commonwealth’s first... Read more
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Boston Globe
Bill would encourage police to help addicts find treatmentto climb, fueled by the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate that’s oft
Bill would encourage police to help addicts find treatment
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
to climb, fueled by the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate that’s often mixed with heroin, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. There were 1,379 unintentional, opioid-related deaths in 2015, a 7 percent... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Bill would encourage police to help addicts find treatmentto climb, fueled by the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate that’s oft
Bill would encourage police to help addicts find treatment
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
to climb, fueled by the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate that’s often mixed with heroin, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. There were 1,379 unintentional, opioid-related deaths in 2015, a 7 percent... Read more
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Boston Globe
Report finds preventable errors with popular surgeryturn into big numbers of patients harmed,’’ said Barbara Fain, executive direct
Report finds preventable errors with popular surgery
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
turn into big numbers of patients harmed,’’ said Barbara Fain, executive director of the Lehman Center. Last year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health saw an increase in “serious reportable events’’ during cataract surgery from... Read more
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Boston Globe
Sen. Ed Markey calls fentanyl 'the Godzilla of opoids'by the DEA to be up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and 30-50 times st
Sen. Ed Markey calls fentanyl 'the Godzilla of opoids'
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
by the DEA to be up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and 30-50 times stronger than heroin. Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released data finding that 50 percent of the statewide 1,379 overdose deaths in... Read more
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Boston Herald
Morton Hospital bans psych subcontractor in wake of rampageSome NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state e
Morton Hospital bans psych subcontractor in wake of rampage
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Some NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state employees. “Morton Hospital has informed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) through the attached... Read more
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The Herald News
Morton Hospital bans state behavioral health subcontractor in wake of Taunton stabbingsSome NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state e
Morton Hospital bans state behavioral health subcontractor in wake of Taunton stabbings
The Herald News / Posted 13 days ago
Some NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state employees.Morton Hospital has informed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) through the attached... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Morton Hospital bans state selected sub-contractorSome NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state e
Morton Hospital bans state selected sub-contractor
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
Some NES/TAES staff utilize state email and benefits and are considered state employees. Morton Hospital has informed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) through the attached... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Person with measles visited Wrentham OutletsThe first case of measles in Massachusetts has been confirmed. The Massachuset
Person with measles visited Wrentham Outlets
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
The first case of measles in Massachusetts has been confirmed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says a person who recently visited the state from Europe had the virus and their immunization history was unknown. Officials are warning of... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Towns weigh mosquito control project against Zika, other diseasesever after," he said.Dr. Catherine M. Brown, deputy state epidemiologist and st
Towns weigh mosquito control project against Zika, other diseases
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
ever after," he said.Dr. Catherine M. Brown, deputy state epidemiologist and state public health veterinarian with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said even though it was "extraordinarily unlikely" that Zika-carrying mosquitoes... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Towns weigh mosquito control project against Zika, other diseasesever after," he said.Dr. Catherine M. Brown, deputy state epidemiologist and st
Towns weigh mosquito control project against Zika, other diseases
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
ever after," he said.Dr. Catherine M. Brown, deputy state epidemiologist and state public health veterinarian with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said even though it was "extraordinarily unlikely" that Zika-carrying mosquitoes... Read more
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FOX News
'Dedicated' ex-chemist was high at work for 8 yearsknew not to sample the wares, a lesson that could have served Sonja Farak well.
'Dedicated' ex-chemist was high at work for 8 years
FOX News / Posted 18 days ago
knew not to sample the wares, a lesson that could have served Sonja Farak well. The now 37-year-old former chemist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts State Police was arrested in 2013 and sentenced in 2014 to 18... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
1,379 Massachusetts residents died in overdoses in 2015BOSTON (WWLP) – Newly-released numbers from the Massachusetts Department of Pub
1,379 Massachusetts residents died in overdoses in 2015
WWLP Springfield / Posted 23 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – Newly-released numbers from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show that deaths from heroin and other opioids continued to rise last year. For the first time, we are also getting a closer look at how closely the synthetic... Read more
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Boston Globe
Heroin and prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.boosting potency and virulence (another explanation would be a regulatory shift
Heroin and prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
boosting potency and virulence (another explanation would be a regulatory shift affecting death certificates, but the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said it was unclear whether that was a factor.) Second, the victims are getting... Read more
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Boston Globe
Heroin and prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.boosting potency and virulence (another explanation would be a regulatory shift
Heroin and prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
boosting potency and virulence (another explanation would be a regulatory shift affecting death certificates, but the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said it was unclear whether that was a factor.) Second, the victims are getting... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Checking on the progress of the $300M Ludlow Mills projectof WestMass Development. WestMass helped put together the Riverwalk project in
Checking on the progress of the $300M Ludlow Mills project
WWLP Springfield / Posted 26 days ago
of WestMass Development. WestMass helped put together the Riverwalk project in conjunction with HealthSouth and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Currently, the Riverwalk is about a mile long, but as the mills project continues... Read more
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Boston Globe
My son is a recovering heroin addictwere dying from overdoses of heroin and other opiates in places like Brockton (
My son is a recovering heroin addict
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
were dying from overdoses of heroin and other opiates in places like Brockton (24 deaths in 2012-2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Boston (87), Worcester (42), Revere (23), Lynn (38) Haverhill (24), and Fall... Read more
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ABC News
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41; Second Outbreak Reported in Connecticutspread of mumps," Dr. Paul Barria, director of HUHS, said in a statement yester
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41; Second Outbreak Reported in Connecticut
ABC News / Posted 27 days ago
spread of mumps," Dr. Paul Barria, director of HUHS, said in a statement yesterday. The school is working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Cambridge Public Health Department. At least 40 of the people sickened at... Read more
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Boston Globe
Investigation of nursing home records highlights larger problemand then lied about their actions, at a troubled Wilmington nursing home where
Investigation of nursing home records highlights larger problem
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
and then lied about their actions, at a troubled Wilmington nursing home where two residents died, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. That agency has referred the case to the Board of Registration in Nursing, which... Read more

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