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Hopkinton pharmacy lawyer: Judge issues injunction against CVS Caremark

A judge has ordered CVS Caremark to reinstate a provider agreement with independent pharmacy Hopkinton Drug.

Medical marijuana school settles into Natick hub

Emily Micucci |

A school designed to train and certify professionals in the nascent medical marijuana industry is opening in Natick, and will serve dispensaries throughout the Northeast.

Hospitals dodge a bullet over nurse staffing

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts hospital executives have staved off a fight against a ballot initiative intended to mandate nurse staffing ratios in all hospital departments — a measure that, by most accounts,...

Senator hopeful on substance abuse bill accord

COLLEEN QUINN STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Bills aimed at curbing the Massachusetts opioid epidemic in part by making substance abuse services more easily accessible are still being ironed out by lawmakers who think they can reconcile the...

Report: Mass. medical community support for IT grows

With health information technology becoming increasingly important for health care providers, as legislatively mandated deadlines for proficiency and implementation loom, a report released Thursday...

HealthAlliance to open urgent care center in Leominster

John Agoglia |

From minor scrapes and sprains to broken bones and animal bites, non-life threatening emergencies often lead patients to higher-cost visits to hospital emergency rooms.

IT firm says ACA hasn't boosted patient volume

Emily Micucci |

A report by Watertown-based IT services provider athenahealth Inc., measuring the impact of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the first five months of the universal health insurance...

HealthAlliance named among most wired hospitals

As health care facilities continue to ramp up advanced technology, HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster continues to keep pace, making the list of Health Care's Most Wired hospitals in the country...

Marsh & McLennan names new president

John Agoglia |

Professional business services firm Marsh & McLennan, which has an office in Worcester, has named insurance industry executive Jerry Alderman as president of its New England property and casualty...

Fallon Health names two new executives

Emily Micucci |

Worcester-based Fallon Health has named two new executives to lead the health care services and insurance company's senior care services and government programs divisions.

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