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President Barack Obama signs a bill in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill for more scrutiny for drug mixers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk could come under more federal oversight under a bill that’s been signed into law by President Barack Obama. Wednesday’s signing comes a year after […]

11/27/2013

Scaffolding completed around Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milestone in the $15 million project to repair the monument, which […]

05/15/2013

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Obama uncle gets Dec. deportation hearing

BOSTON (AP) — A federal immigration judge has scheduled a new deportation hearing granted last year to President Barack Obama’s uncle in Massachusetts.

01/30/2013

Boston's transit agency to shut down at 2 p.m.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) – Boston is joining the list of major East Coast cities to shut down their transit agencies because of Hurricane Sandy. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is shutting down all service at […]

10/29/2012

FDA: Mold, bacteria at pharmacy tied to outbreak

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health inspectors say staffers at a pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak over the past year documented dozens of cases of mold and bacteria growing in rooms that were […]

10/26/2012

FDA: Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

NEW YORK (AP) – Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind […]

10/15/2012

Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid

NEW YORK (AP) – Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly […]

10/05/2012

FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials ramped up warnings Thursday about a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis, urging doctors and hospitals not to use any […]

10/04/2012

Contractor chosen for Washington Monument repair

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site. Perini […]

09/26/2012

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