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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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Industrial Opioid Disaster – MA First State to Sue Shacklers

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass Attorney General Healey reports The Sacklers pocketed billions from the sale of OxyContin. This offer doesn’t make them pay back a dime. Instead, they’re offering money from future sales of this drug. That’s unacceptable to me and to families who have lost loved ones to this epidemic. Our office will not stop fighting for real accountability. That…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

Mayor Marty Walsh reports – Increasing access to naloxone has been a core strategy in the City’s approach to countering the opioid epidemic. Municipal buildings in Boston will now be equipped with opioid overdose reversal kits to help anyone in need. ----------- BOSTON STRONG news – Office of the Mayor reports – Naloxone donation will further enhance the City’s overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON – Saturday, July…
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Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity

GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - Boston Medical Center Alison Merrill reports - Boston, MA: Originally patented in 1961 by scientists searching for a treatment for constipation caused by chronic opioid use, naloxone quickly began being used for a markedly different purpose — as the premier antidote to opioid overdose. But it wasn’t until the last decade, as the opioid crisis snowballed into an epidemic of…
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Radiation Treatment Increases Cardiac Risk for Lung Cancer Patients

Study finds high risk of a major cardiovascular event within two years of exposure to thoracic radiotherapy and cardiac radiation dose Brigham and Women’s Hospital reports - Boston, MA — As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients’ lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. A new…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

BOSTON STRONG - DOJ BOSTON reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and private insurance carriers. Insys founder and former Executive Chairman John N. Kapoor,…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – CITY OF BOSTON PURSUES LITIGATION AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The City of Boston has filed a complaint against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor. via Boston Strong .com NEWS -  Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor that have contributed to the local opioid epidemic through misleading marketing and…
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Massachusetts Act to ensure safe access to marijuana

Boston, MA: The State of MA has enacted the following: ,  An Act to ensure safe access to marijuana This law outlines the ability of cities and towns to exercise local control to ban or limit the development of marijuana establishments, sets the special excise tax on adult use marijuana sales to , and includes a local option for cities and towns to add a…
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Senator Markey Reintroduces ‘Good Samaritan’ Legislation to Protect First Responders, Volunteers, Family Members Who Administer Opioid Overdose Prevention Drug

Also calls on HHS to add opioid overdose prevention medication to Strategic National Stockpile, develop plan for rapidly deploying lifesaving resource Boston (May 31, 2018) – As part of his ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis that took 42,000 lives in 2016, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act, legislation to protect individuals who administer lifesaving opioid overdose prevention drugs. Death…
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Boston Medical New Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Collaborations between Public Safety and Public Health Agencies

Boston Medical Center, Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc., and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found four types of collaborative programs have emerged Boston, MA: - A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.…
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Industrial Legal Growth – First Post Election Rally for Legalization at State House Complex as Governor Elect Phil Murphy Prepares for Office

Trenton, NJ: Boston native, Harvard graduate Phil Murphy, a Monmouth County New Jersey resident, has been elected Governor of New Jersey and desires to legalize recreational marijuana. Watch Video of first Post election rally for legalization beyond medical use. Vietnam Veteran Dan Brady, and Attorney Bill Caruso comments on legal industry growth, at the cmmnj rally at New Jersey's Capitol Complex
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