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Littleton medical firm pays $2.4M over deceptive marketing

Grant Welker |

Medtronic, a surgical device maker with an office in Littleton, will pay $2.4 million to settle allegations the company unlawfully promoted a device used in surgeries.

Mass. Health Connector bracing for federal cuts

State House News Service |

The state's health insurance program is planning for the potential permanent loss of federal subsidies to insurers and a potential repeal of the individual health insurance mandate.

AG sues over net-neutrality vote

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey joined a cadre of other state attorneys general who plan to file suit against the Federal Communications Commission over its split decision to roll back...

Marijuana contest, 100-foot joint highlight Worcester event

State House News Service |

One year after it became legal for adults to possess and use marijuana in Massachusetts, cannabis aficionados will gather in Worcester this weekend to show off some of the best locally-sourced ganja...

Dunkin Donuts to be built in Hopkinton after court ruling

Zachary Comeau |

A vacant lot on Hopkinton's West Main Street is now being prepared for a Dunkin Donuts following years of appeals after the project was approved by town officials.

Medical device tax to return

State House News Service |

The failure of Republicans in Congress this year to repeal the Affordable Care Act means that a controversial tax on medical device sales will return in 2018 unless legislators intervene in the next...

High health ranking triggers sharp words over nurse staffing proposal

State House News Service |

Opponents of a proposal to mandate nurse staffing ratios are pointing to new rankings that determined Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation.

Worcester's LakePharma plans Mass. expansion

Grant Welker |

LakePharma, a biologics company with a laboratory in Worcester, has raised $30 million to open additional locations in Massachusetts and its home state of California.

Seven Saws plans Holden brewpub

Zachary Comeau |

There is yet another brewery coming to Central Massachusetts in the coming months, this one in Holden.

Central Mass. receives $40,000 grant for paid STEM internships

The Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board and the city of Worcester are one of five recipients of $200,000 in state grants to help increase internship opportunities in STEM fields for high...

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