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Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Mass. Medical Marijuana Shops Get Initial Clearance, Others Rejected

Eleven 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.

06/27/2014

Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. (Image courtesy: CBS News)

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.

09/16/2013

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Lawmakers To Consider Banning ‘Fat Letters’

State lawmakers will consider legislation Tuesday, that would ban so called “fat letters.”

09/10/2013

Mass General Hospital in Boston. (WBZ-TV file image)

Measles Cases Confirmed At 2 Mass. Hospitals

The Massachusetts DPH has confirmed two cases of measles which were diagnosed in August at Mass General Hospital in Boston and Metrowest Hospital in Framingham.

09/03/2013

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Plymouth County Man First Human Case Of West Nile In Massachusetts This Year

A man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed in late August, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday afternoon.

08/26/2013

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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.

07/10/2013

5-gallon Poland Spring water container

Mass. Health Officials Warn Of Gasoline Contaminated Water

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued an advisory after a child became sick after drinking water from a five gallon bottle.

02/07/2013

Flu shot

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.

01/10/2013

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

DPH Fires Mass. Pharmacy Board Director As Part Of NECC Investigation

The 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.

11/07/2012

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Kentucky Judge’s Death Linked To Tainted Injections From Mass. Pharmacy

A forensic pathologist says an autopsy shows a Kentucky judge’s death was linked to tainted steroid shots at a Tennessee clinic.

10/31/2012

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