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Panel takes step toward new model for health care delivery


New standards could be a small but significant step in transforming the health care system in Massachusetts.

Tobacco age to rise to 21 under Senate-approved bill


The Massachusetts Senate voted 32 to 2 on Thursday to raise the state's tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Retailers: Senate smoking bill would cost jobs


If Massachusetts raises the legal purchasing age to 21, cigarettes and tobacco products will remain "readily available" to those who wish to possess them, but store owners will lose business and...

Valeritas adds two more to board of directors

Laura Finaldi |

Over the past two weeks, New Jersey-based Valeritas, which has manufacturing, research and development operations in Shrewsbury, added two people to its board of directors.

Marlborough medical manufacturer adds to Holliston facility

Laura Finaldi |

Marlborough contract manufacturer Web Industries will unveil its new 25,000-square-foot Holliston facility on Thursday.

House targets life sciences as part of potential surplus

State House News Service |

House leaders recommended that no more than $20 million of any state budget surplus left over be set aside for investments in life sciences and for community preservation efforts.

Spectrum Health names new president and CEO

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester's Spectrum Health Systems has named Kurt Isaacson as the organization's new president and CEO, replacing Charles “Chuck” Faris as he steps into retirement.

Biz group warns against costly health care amendments


Nine business groups have raised issues with what they describe as costly health care amendments set to be debated by House members.

Movers & Shakers

BEN RIVEST is now director of business development at Sustainable Comfort, Inc. in Worcester. He was promoted from the role of project manager. Rivest, who has been with...

Worcester County 3rd most insured in state

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester County has been ranked as one of the most insured places in Massachusetts in a new study from SmartAsset.

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