Massachusetts Department of Public Health News

Massachusetts Construction Industry Confronts Drug Addiction Among Ranks

Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at project sites across the state on Wednesday as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks. Robert Petrucelli, CEO of the Associated General …

Massachusetts Restaurant Customers Warned of Potential Hepatitis Exposure

Massachusetts health officials say a seafood restaurant worker has tested positive for hepatitis A and are warning customers they may have been exposed to the disease. The state Department of Public Health and local health officials are urging customers who …

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Site Ordered Closed After State Inspection

State regulators have ordered a medical marijuana dispensary in Acton, Mass., to close its doors temporarily. The Cannabis Control Commission announced on Twitter on Friday that it had issued a cease-and-desist order against Massachusetts Wellspring. Patients were directed to the …

Study Finds Massachusetts Workers in Dangerous Jobs More Prone to Overdoses

A study has found that construction workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdoses than all other occupations in Massachusetts. The state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday there were more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths among construction …