Anti-addiction activists are calling for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down. They say her agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. That criticism is shared by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
The virus has been confirmed in an 8-year-old southeastern Massachusetts girl. She was hospitalized and has recovered.
A Yale study found one out of every three low-income families struggle to buy diapers.
With six weeks to go until election day, Casino supporters formally launched their campaign in Springfield Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure repealing Massachusetts’ casino law.
It’s tricky to study the actual health benefits of the plant. Advocates for marijuana reform met on the UMass campus Monday, and are hoping to build momentum to make the drug easier to study.
There’s a new archive in western Massachusetts on the history of U.S. drug policy. The UMass Amherst collection includes documents from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Candidates for Massachusetts governor on Wednesday will appear on stage together for the first time since the September 9th primary.
Boston’s former police commissioner says Amherst and UMass police used inappropriate force in last year’s annual party, which got out of hand and resulted in 55 arrests.
One woman’s obsessive collection with old chairs has turned into an exhibit of the work of 30 artists
The Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor is making a big pitch to women, but has a lot of work to do. Charlie Baker trails well behind his Democratic opponent among female voters.
The school that canceled its homecoming semi-formal in response to a sexually suggestive dance craze has scheduled a new dance. But twerking won’t be tolerated at Bennington’s Mount Anthony Union High School.
Amalio Jusino has personally responded to about 40 heroin overdose calls in the past 12 months. He’s been able to save a lot of lives, and he’s seen other people die.
On a vote of 78 to 22, the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution to train and arm Syrian rebels to oppose the group known as the Islamic state. How did your senator vote?
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is suing the South Hadley funeral home that state officials shut down over the conditions of some bodies there.
Wynn Resorts says – for now – the company is staying out of the fight over whether to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law. Wynn has been awarded the sole casino license for greater Boston.