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  • Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, after tainted drugs produced by a local company sparked a meningitis outbreak in 2012 that killed 64 people across the United States.
  • Bill allowing parole for young offenders advances in Massachusetts

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while under age 18 a chance at parole after serving at least 20 years of their sentence. The bill, which was approved late Tuesday,...

    Rhode Island governor signs minimum wage increase

    (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, has signed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage by $1, to $9 an hour, his office said on Thursday, following similar moves by neighboring New England states. The hike, which will take...

    Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones

    Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones
    The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...

    Malloy, New England Governors Announce Plan To Combat Heroin Use

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined four other New England governors Tuesday to announce regional efforts to combat heroin use in the Northeast. The strategy includes plans to share prescription data across state borders, to establish agreements between state...