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Topic - Deval Patrick
A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recalled Tuesday he was on his way home to work in the garden when his daughter called him one year ago with news of a loud "boom" downtown.
Real-time traffic data that tells drivers how long it will take to reach their destinations will soon be available on key state highways, Gov. Deval Patrick and transportation officials announced Friday.
Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House unveiled a $36.2 billion state budget plan Wednesday for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state's first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro after a federal judge suggested in court that his administration may have overreached.
Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts' ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts with a sharp increase in heroin overdoses and opioid addiction. Numerous states are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Massachusetts:
Massachusetts has awarded almost $2 million in grants to help train health care workers to improve service and cut costs.
The state is restricting access to a new class of narcotic painkillers that law enforcement and public health officials across the country fear could worsen drug abuse, officials announced Thursday.
Massachusetts health regulators have sent a letter to doctors and other health care providers outlining the decision to ban the prescribing and dispensing of the painkiller Zohydro.
A painkiller approved by the Food and Drug Administration is nonetheless being banned in the Bay State as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said it's just too dangerously addictive to sell.
Gov. Deval Patrick and other state officials are welcoming a delegation of Israeli leaders to Massachusetts.
Gov. Deval Patrick is set to celebrate the launch of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund that officials hope will help cut health care costs by preventing chronic illnesses.
Gov. Deval Patrick has visited the home station of the two Boston firefighters killed battling an apartment building blaze.
Patrick said he was disappointed, arguing that the ruling places commercial interests above the public's health.
"Addiction is a serious enough problem already in Massachusetts without having to deal with another addictive narcotic painkiller sold in a form that isn't tamper proof," Patrick said in a statement. "We will turn our attention now to other means to address this public health crisis."