Mass to receive $900K in Johnson & Johnson settlement

Massachusetts will get $900,000 in a settlement resulting from an investigation into New Jersey home health product giant Johnson & Johnson's alleged misrepresentation of the quality of certain...

 

House votes to keep inmate labor exclusively in-state

State House News Service |

The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned...

 

Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

State House News Service |

The health care reform bill recently approved by the U.S. House would reduce the federal deficit over a 10-year period by $119 billion, but would cause 14 million more people to be uninsured by 2018...

 

Apex Center to create 1,600 jobs

Laura Finaldi |

A major commercial mixed-use development coming to Marlborough this fall will create 1,600 jobs when it's fully operational.

 

WICN names jazz artist as executive director

Amanda Carr is now in charge of the first radio station ever to interview her as a jazz musician.

 
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Central Mass Health

Tenet hospitals restore Humana coverage

The three Central Massachusetts hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare will begin accepting Humana insurance June 1, seven months after the hospitals went out of the network.

UMass Medical joins call for research funding

UMass Medical School is among more than 200 medical schools, associations, colleges and others advocating for medical research funding at a time when government funding could be cut.

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade...

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

State House News Service |

One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four...

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

MetroWest495 Biz

Top 10 Central Mass. caterers spans all styles, cuisines

From BBQ to New England clambakes, the top 10 independent caterers in Central Massachusetts represent a variety of styles and cuisines.

In human trial, Sunovion depression drug shows promise

A drug that treats major depressive episodes associated with bipolar depression improved symptoms in a statistically significant way in a human clinical study, according to its developer, Sunovion...

Single family home sales up 58% in Worcester

Single family home sales in the city of Worcester more than doubled in April, as sales statewide fell slightly but continued to outpace last year’s growth.

Biostage failed to meet NASDAQ requirements

Laura Finaldi |

Biostage will be delisted from the NASDAQ stock market if it loses an upcoming appeal, after the company failed to raise its bid price to $1 within a given 180-day period.

UMass Memorial, Harrington to join behavioral health forces

Laura Finaldi |

Responding to concerns from the state about access to inpatient psychiatric care in Central Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Health Care announced a formal partnership with Harrington HealthCare in...

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