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State senators tout health reform bill as a means for major savings

State House News Service |

Senators rolled out a bill Tuesday that includes new oversight for pharmaceutical companies and the creation of a MassHealth "buy-in" program for employers.

Baker: Opioid prescription monitoring tools helps drive down scripts by 28%

Emily Micucci |

The state's revamped prescription monitoring system contributed to a roughly 28-percent decline in opioid prescriptions in about two years, Gov. Charlie Baker's office said.

Health restaurant is one of three new Front Street tenants

Emily Micucci |

A health-conscious chain restaurant is one of three new, ground-level tenants at 145 Front St. at City Square in downtown Worcester.

UMass EMTs plan rally next Tuesday

UMass Memorial Health Care emergency medical technicians are organizing a rally at UMass Memorial Medical Center on Oct. 24 to voice their concerns.

Zubretsky, the interim CEO

The Hanover Insurance Group's announcement last week of the departure of President and CEO Joseph Zubretsky comes as a bit of a surprise.

Businesses save on insurance by keeping employees healthy

Emily Micucci |

Wellness benefits in the workplace are going beyond lunchtime yoga classes and healthy snacks in the breakroom.

Hanover CEO to exit after 16 months

Brad Kane| Zachary Comeau |

Analysts don't expect a sale. Rather, CEO Joseph Zubretsky got an opportunity he couldn't pass up, analysts say.

Worcester EMTs may picket

Emily Micucci |

Unionized emergency medical technicians who work for UMass Memorial Health Care may picket as they spar with the system over wages.

Worcester health agency owner arrested over MassHealth fraud

Emily Micucci |

Hellen Kiago, a 47-year-old Sturbridge resident, was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing about $2.7 million from the MassHealth system, Attorney General Maura Healey's office said.

Addiction treatment to be added to social work education in Mass.

State House News Service |

Students at the nine social work schools in Massachusetts will learn about preventing and treating substance misuse.

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