Posted inHealth Care, Opinion

Time to rise up for healing

WE HAVE FAITH but have lost our patience. As faith leaders with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, we call on state leadership to rise up for healing by lowering the cost of prescription drugs, especially lifesaving drugs such as insulin, epipens, and asthma inhalers; eliminating out-of-network surprise billing; and increasing access to affordable mental health […]

Posted inDrug Addiction

Supervised drug use proponents trudge onward

MARYLOU SUDDERS, the governor’s secretary of health and human services, led a state commission that concluded supervised drug consumption sites would be useful tools for Massachusetts because they prevent overdose deaths and stem the spread of disease. But it’s never been clear how far she would go to launch the sites, given that US Attorney […]