Pain and how it’s treated in the U.S. is under scrutiny. The CDC has issued national standards for prescribing narcotic painkillers: clinicians should consider other options first. In Massachusetts, a new law limits access painkillers, and requires doctors and pharmacists to use a prescription medication database, which — for now — is missing some key elements.
Senators say passage of the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is a high priority. But it’s not the only priority, as several Democrats are making clear on Capitol Hill.
With the help of a some city high school students, New York City is claiming its native son.
The vote comes at a time when lawmakers, educators, unions and families are talking about the value of charter schools and whether more should be allowed to open.
Things returned to normal at UMass Amherst Thursday tonight, just a couple of hours after a school-wide “shelter in place” order was sent out by campus police. The lockdown followed what police describe as an armed confrontation at a residence hall.
The head of Massachusetts’ child welfare department says given state budget problems, she’s grateful the governor has proposed an increase for her agency.
Tyrone Parham was sworn in Friday as chief of police at UMass Amherst.
Massachusetts voters can’t cast a ballot until March 1st. But many of them are spending this weekend in New Hampshire, looking to have a say in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
The Federal Government needs to be a better partner to the American people, Senator Elizabeth Warren told hundreds on Monday in western Massachusetts.
Albano’s comment on critics who’ve set up a website called Stop Michael Albano? They’re playing politics.
Starting Thursday, Amherst College’s board will wrestle with history. They’ll talk about the future of Lord Jeff, and whether it’s time to expel the general from campus.
On this Martin Luther King Day, library archivists and others are delighted that a missing tape of King speaking in 1964 in New York City has surfaced.
On Beacon Hill Wednesday, House lawmakers are expected to vote on another opioid bill. States like Massachusetts have scurried to find effective solutions to this drug crisis. Even so, not everyone thinks policymakers are going in the right direction.
With popular civilian drones becoming an increasing danger for commercial, private, and military airplanes, the Federal Aviation Administration has updated its regulations for drone operators. Today, Westover Air Reserve Base officials started making sure the word gets out.
Commentator Steve Metcalf spends most of his life working with classical musicians. He’s been thinking, what if the music community could be part of the the gun violence conversation?