As 4/20 approaches, state urges responsible recreation

State House News Service |

Saturday will be the first April 20 with legal and accessible marijuana for sale in Massachusetts, and the state is reminding consumers to puff, dab or dose responsibly.

 

Milford Regional opens new Franklin facility

Milford Regional Medical Center has opened a new outpatient center in Franklin to move some existing area services and adds others.

 

Worcester $10M apartment project underway after years of delays

Zachary Comeau |

A 72-unit, $10-million apartment project at the corner of Wall Street and Norfolk Street in Worcester is finally underway after years of delays.

 

Mustang Bio stock soars on licensing deal for 'bubble boy disease'

Mustang Bio, which operates a biomanufacturing facility in Worcester, saw its market cap nearly triple after it announced a licensing agreement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Worcester looking to lease former Saint Vincent Hospital building

Grant Welker |

Worcester city officials are looking to sign a long-term lease for a former Saint Vincent Hospital building, which has sat vacant next to the Worcester Senior Center for years.

 
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Central Mass Health

Framingham Heart Study lands $38M federal financing

The seven-decade-old Framingham Heart Study has been renewed for another six years with $38 million in new funding from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

ReWalk places first U.S. system covered by major insurer

ReWalk Robotics saw its stock skyrocket Tuesday as the company said it has sold its first personal exoskeleton device to a spinal cord injury patient via insurance firm Cigna Corp.

UMass hires McEvoy as first VP of corporate relations

Zachary Comeau |

Kate McEvoy, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's former regional vice president, has been named the first ever vice president of corporate relations at UMass Memorial Health Care.

Drug companies face scrutiny from lawmakers looking to lower cost

State House News Service |

Legislators have pressed pharmaceutical industry representatives to identify ways drug manufacturers can help bring more transparency to their pricing and lower costs for consumers.

UMass Memorial wins $200K for opioid telemedicine device

Grant Welker |

A plan to evaluate opioid overdose patients using technology known as telemedicine has received an annual prize and funding from the UMass Memorial Medical Group.

MetroWest495 Biz

Boston Scientific anticipates $25M hit after FDA pulls women's health products

Boston Scientific said Wednesday is forecasting a $25 million hit to its 2019 revenue after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration yanked two of its product lines from the market.

Miach Orthopaedics adds two executives ahead of FDA submissions

Westborough biotech Miach Orthopaedics has added two senior executives with expertise in regulatory submissions and clinical trials as the company looks to bring its ACL repair technology to market.

Former Milford bottle manufacturing plant to become warehouse

Zachary Comeau |

The recent buyers of a vacant bottling plant in Milford have proposed a major renovation of the 322,000-square-foot facility.

FDA orders Boston Scientific to stop selling women's health product

Zachary Comeau |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Marlborough medical device maker Boston Scientific and another manufacturer to immediately stop selling transvaginal surgical mesh products.

Heartland Water Technologies to open China office, expand in Latin America

Zachary Comeau |

Heartland Water Technologies in Hudson announced on Tuesday two key hires as it looks to expand its international operations in China and Latin America.

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