Mass. Medical Marijuana Shops Get Initial Clearance, Others RejectedEleven medical marijuana dispensaries have been cleared to move forward in Massachusetts while several others that had received initial clearance were rejected after a further review, state public health officials announced Friday.
DPH: Drug Overdoses Down Due To Nasal Spray Kits State public health officials say the state has reached a milestone in preventing drug overdose deaths.
Lawmakers To Consider Banning 'Fat Letters' State lawmakers will consider legislation Tuesday, that would ban so called "fat letters."
Measles Cases Confirmed At 2 Mass. HospitalsThe Massachusetts DPH has confirmed two cases of measles which were diagnosed in August at Mass General Hospital in Boston and Metrowest Hospital in Framingham.
Plymouth County Man First Human Case Of West Nile In Massachusetts This YearA man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed in late August, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday afternoon.
State Reconsiders Body Mass Index Testing In Schools Screening for kids' Body Mass Index became standard practice in schools across the state in 2010 and 2011.
Mass. Health Officials Warn Of Gasoline Contaminated WaterThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued an advisory after a child became sick after drinking water from a five gallon bottle.
Mass. Residents Rush To Get Flu Shots As Sickness Spikes State officials are offering reassurances that there is plenty of vaccine still available for people who are still looking to get a flu shot.
DPH Fires Mass. Pharmacy Board Director As Part Of NECC InvestigationThe Director of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy has been fired amid an investigation into New England Compounding Center's role in the nation-wide meningitis outbreak.
Kentucky Judge's Death Linked To Tainted Injections From Mass. PharmacyA forensic pathologist says an autopsy shows a Kentucky judge's death was linked to tainted steroid shots at a Tennessee clinic.
DPH Shuts Down Another Compounding Pharmacy After Random ChecksThe Department of Public Health has revoked the license of another compounding pharmacy in the state.
Colder Weather Reducing Risk Of West Nile, EEE In Some TownsSome public health officials are now saying the coast in clear in their towns after a hard frost has limited the amount of mosquitoes and reduced the threat of West Nile and EEE.