Big pharma to pay $4.3M to area communities to settle opioid lawsuit

MIDDLESEX - Though likely a small comfort to families who lost loved ones to the prescription and synthetic drug epidemic, area communities will recuperate nearly $4.3 million expended in the now decades-long battle against opioids, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey revealed last week.

Big pharma to pay $4.3M to area communities to settle opioid lawsuit2022-04-19T07:52:58-04:00

2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

A second death from vaping-related illness has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health.   Mass. DPH announced Wednesday morning that a second person had died of an illness related to vaping. Officials say the person is a woman in her 40s

2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says2021-04-17T03:39:28-04:00

First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials on Monday revealed that a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was the state’s first known vaping-related death, the latest victim in a nationwide outbreak of potentially fatal lung ailments apparently caused by the smoking products.   An initial report indicated

First vaping-related death reported in Mass.2021-04-17T03:58:18-04:00

Why the vaping lung crisis is exploding now, according to Boston doctors

The teenagers had fevers, chest pain, and struggled to breathe. Many coughed up mucus or blood. Some felt nauseous and vomited.   The teens were among the seven patients Boston Children’s Hospital has seen over the past year and a half believed to be suffering

Why the vaping lung crisis is exploding now, according to Boston doctors2021-04-17T06:12:38-04:00
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