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Former Marine, state rep. named exec director of Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center

The Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center in Gardner has named Charles Murphy as its new executive director.

UMass Medical, labor union reach agreement for 2,600 workers

Zachary Comeau |

UMass Memorial Health Care has reached an agreement with a labor union to cover 2,600 workers at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Medicaid fraud division recovered $45M in fiscal 2018

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey's Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $45 million for the MassHealth program in fiscal year 2018.

Boston Scientific artery device caught up in FDA review

The FDA is conducting a review of balloons and stents using a common chemotherapy drug after a trial found the devices, including one made by Boston Scientific, could be harmful.

FHCW names successor CEO to Frances Anthes

Family Health Center of Worcester has named a 20-year health center executive as the successor to longtime CEO Frances Anthes.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Assumption, the science university

Grant Welker |

Assumption College in Worcester is branching out to capitalize on more in-demand majors.

Heywood Hospital settles labor allegation over nurse ballot question

Zachary Comeau |

Heywood Hospital in Gardner has settled a case after nurses who advocated for safe patient limits during the Question 1 ballot campaign in 2018 said they were threatened.

Cost of insulin products rises sharply

State House News Service |

Massachusetts residents with diabetes spent 50 percent more on insulin products in 2016 than they did in 2013, according to new data.

Boston Scientific to begin limited release of stroke device

Marlborough medical device maker Boston Scientific said it received the CE Mark for European approval for a stroke-prevention device yet to clear U.S. regulators.

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