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Coronavirus Pandemic – PFIZER AND BIONTECH ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR UP TO 600 MILLION DOSES OF MRNA-BASED VACCINE CANDIDATE AGAINST SARS-COV-2

Green Cross Strong news - New York, NY: Pfizer Inc. reports government placed an initial order of 100 million doses for $ billion and can acquire up to 500 million additional doses. Americans to receive the vaccine for free consistent with government’s commitment for free access for COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTech remain on track to begin an anticipated Phase 2b/3 safety and efficacy trial…
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Drug Overdose Deaths Declined for the First Time in 29 years

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports Today, White House officials issued the following statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released official 2018 mortality statistics that showed drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in 29 years. “This sign of progress is an example of what can happen when an Administration prioritizes an issue, makes the necessary…
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Emergency Departments Across the Country are Overwhelmed with Demand

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Lauren Padilla HealthCity reports POPULATION HEALTH. Demand for mental health services is surging across the country. In just under a decade, total emergency department (ED) visits related to mental health or substance use disorders (SUDs) have grown by nearly 45%. Meanwhile, access to behavioral health care lags behind.   The mismatch between behavioral health care supply and demand has created a…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – AG Healey Urges Court to Reject Purdue Pharma’s Request to Stop Lawsuits Against the Company and the Sacklers

25-State Coalition Files Briefs in Bankruptcy Court; Letters Sent to Judge Supporting AG Healey’s Opposition to Proposed Settlement and Nationwide Injunction GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general, filed two briefs today in federal bankruptcy court, opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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GREEN CROSS STRONG -JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

- Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases - Joint lab to broaden Bayer's presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news - BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare's founding members Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Molly Callahan reports The Trump administration moved to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes this week, citing the rise in vaping among teenagers and the vaping-related respiratory illnesses that have plagued hundreds of people over the past few ; But it’s not just the teenagers who use e-cigarettes who face health risks. Like the use of traditional combustible cigarettes, the…
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ETHICS STANDARDS ESTABLISHED FOR OWNERSHIP OF MARIJUANA BUSINESSES IN BOSTON

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Friday September 13, 2019 Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed an executive order that prohibits City of Boston employees or their immediate family members from participating in a marijuana business that is currently seeking, or intends to seek, an approval from the City of Boston or its agencies. This executive order builds on Mayor Walsh's…
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