CommonWealth Beacon dives into the present and future of health and wellness in Massachusetts through its coverage of medical breakthroughs, regional disparities, insurance reshuffles, and the nitty-gritty of health policy.
Dallas-based Steward, which describes itself as the largest owner of community-based hospitals in Massachusetts and fourth-biggest private employer, plans to close its New England Sinai Acute Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Hospital (NESH) by early April.
Tens of thousands of people are harmed every year in Massachusetts due to preventable medical errors, according to Barbara Fain, head of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety.
The Senate is preparing to take up drug pricing legislation that would also create a licensing process for pharmacy benefit managers.
IN A STEP toward menstrual equity, the Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would make disposable menstrual products available at no cost in prisons, homeless shelters, and public schools. “I don’t say that very often for bills coming through the Legislature, but this one is simple,” said Senate President Karen Spilka at a press…