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Report: Opioid crisis costing Massachusetts $2.5B a year

- Associated Press

The opioid crisis is costing Massachusetts $2.5 billion a year in lost productivity from employees who aren't showing up for work because of their addiction or who are showing up, but are so distracted by their addiction or need to care for an addicted family member they can't concentrate on their jobs.

FILE - In this March 25, 2014 file photo, a worker adjusts hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas well, near Mead, Colorado. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration's plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Dozens plead with Trump administration to keep air rules

- Associated Press

Dozens of people who live near oil and gas wells pleaded with the Trump administration Wednesday not to roll back rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives said the changes should go further.

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

- Associated Press

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

Medical pot commission responds to public criticisms

Associated Press

More than two years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, the commission created to approve licenses for cultivators and growers has had to respond to public criticisms of lack of transparency and sluggish movement.