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State launches new respiratory illness dashboard to track COVID-19, flu, and RSV

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced several trend-tracking dashboards to monitor cases of COVID, the flu, and RSV in the state.

A Brockton hospital recently treated four people for tuberculosis; city has about 10 active cases, officials say

Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton has recently treated four people for tuberculosis, and there are about 10 active cases of the disease among city residents, officials said Thursday.

Gun deaths rising sharply among children, Mass. researchers find

According to an analysis published Thursday, the rate of firearm fatalities among children younger than 18 increased by 87% from 2011-21 in the United States.

Gene therapy firm with operations in Lexington cuts 20 percent of workforce

Dutch company UniQure said Thursday it will cut about 20 percent of its workforce, or 114 jobs, as it joins the growing list of biotechs shedding workers.

Sanofi to pay Teva as much as $1.5 billion for bowel drug

Teva will get an upfront payment of $490 million and the rest as the medicine passes certain milestones, the companies said in a statement Wednesday.

‘It is going to be more challenging this year.’ CDC director addresses vaccination hiccups on visit to Boston

CDC Director Mandy Cohen kicked off a fall vaccination campaign in Roxbury Wednesday.

J&J gets $223 million N.J. talc verdict tossed by appeals court

The ruling comes as J&J is gearing up to face a spate of jury trials early next year over allegations its executives knew since the early 1970s their talc contained trace amounts of asbestos, but failed to alert consumers or regulators.

Roche Bros. agrees to pay $40,000, change security policies at downtown Boston store following racial profiling complaints

The Roche Bros. supermarket chain has agreed to pay the penalty and make changes to its security protocols at its store in Downtown Crossing, legal filings show.