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Opiate training practices extended to PAs, community health centers

Laura Finaldi |

Core competency standards for healthcare students on how to deal with prescription drug misuse have been extended, the Baker administration announced Monday.

Mass. overhauling health care project review process

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Nursing homes looking to expand their facilities will need to participate in Medicaid under a broad overhaul of Department of Public Health regulations presented Tuesday.

Spectra committed to gas pipeline project

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The company leading the push for a major natural gas pipeline project that would serve New England appeared undeterred Tuesday by the SJC's ruling on passing costs to customers.

Canadian consul general to visit Worcester

Laura Finaldi |

David Alward, the consul general of Canada to New England, is scheduled to visit Worcester on Thursday to explore business opportunities between Canada and Central Massachusetts through two site...

Eversource withdraws natural gas pipeline application

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Eversource, a gas and electric utility, has withdrawn its application for natural gas transportation and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast.

Unlicensed Framingham clinic fined $17M

Sam Bonacci |

Two Florida companies have been ordered to pay $17 million for deceptively marketing and billing for medications and services at an unlicensed medical clinic in Framingham.

State preps for Oct. 28 switch to electronic tolling

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With electronic eyes set to take the place of toll plazas, Massachusetts transportation officials have proposed a tiered payment system that strongly favors those who obtain transponders from the...

Worcester Airport gets $1.4M for runway lighting

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester Airport will have new runway lighting for enhanced safety thanks to a $1.4-million grant announced Monday from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Citizens panel begins legal marijuana exploration

STATEHOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Seven experts with experience in marijuana policy, including legal, medical and business types, will help a group of 20 Massachusetts voters dive headfirst into the debate over the marijuana...

New prescription monitoring system goes live

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A new version of the state's prescription monitoring program, called the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) was scheduled to go live Monday.

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