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Bill would require all first responders to carry Narcan

State House News Service |

Almost half the state Legislature has lined up behind a bill that would require all first responders in Massachusetts be equipped with an opioid antagonist like Narcan.

Worcester seventh among larger New England cities for health

The Worcester metropolitan area ranks seventh among New England's largest metro areas for health when rated for access to care, quality hospitals and local specialists.

Worcester pot retailer Good Chemistry up for final state approval Thursday

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry, Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary, could be the city's first to open for recreational sales if it receives state approval.

Mass. to join pilot addiction treatment program

Grant Welker |

Massachusetts is joining a pilot program aiming to create a rating system for addiction treatment with the nonprofit organization Shatterproof.

U.S. trade regulators to examine Boston Scientific's $4.2B buy

Zachary Comeau |

U.S. trade regulators want a closer look at Marlborough medical device firm Boston Scientific's proposed $4.2-billion acquisition of BTG.

Annual power grid update planned for Wednesday

State House News Service |

The New England power grid has a "strong foundation," but still faces vulnerabilities, according the operator of the regional system, ISO-New England.

Common misconceptions of the pass-through deduction


Even though the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act is more than a year old, businesses are still scrambling to figure out how the so-called pass-through deduction is supposed to work.

The Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesses slightly improve inclusion of women in leadership

Grant Welker |

Women continue to be vastly outnumbered by men at Central Mass. public companies, though improvement has been found in some areas.

Caroline’s Cannabis bucks the big marijuana industry trend

Zachary Comeau |

Caroline's Cannabis s the first woman-owned small business and the first general applicant to be awarded a final state license to sell marijuana products.

Cultivate, three others to negotiate with Worcester for retail cannabis approvals

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester will begin negotiations for a host community agreement with four more retail cannabis stores, bringing the total number of retail stores to enter that stage to 13.

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