John Auerbach

John Auerbach talks to reporters Sept. 19, 2012.

Outgoing DPH Head Blames ‘Single Rogue Chemist’ For State Drug Lab Scandal

The outgoing head of the state’s public health department says he believes a “single rogue chemist” was responsible for the mishandling of drug evidence at a now-closed state laboratory.

09/19/2012

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

DPH Commissioner Auerbach Resigns In State Crime Lab Probe

Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach resigned Monday, the highest profile casualty in the fallout from a probe into mishandled evidence at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain.

09/17/2012

(AP file photo)

Radiation Shows Up In Mass. Rainwater

Massachusetts is continuing to keep a close eye on trace amounts of radiation that is showing up in local rainwater.

03/28/2011

(Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Low Levels Of Radiation From Japan Found In Mass. Rainwater Sample

Low concentrations of radioiodine likely associated with the nuclear power plant issues in Japan were found in a sample of precipitation, state health officials announced on Sunday.

03/27/2011

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