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Jun 18, 2014

Lawyers for accused Boston bomber to argue for moving trial

BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber were due in court on Wednesday to argue matters including an expected request to move the upcoming trial out of the city where a pair of homemade bombs killed three people and injured 264 others.

Lawyers for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, had asked U.S. District Judge George O’Toole to give them more time to prepare their arguments for moving the trial outside of Boston. But the judge last week rejected that request, saying that the June 18 deadline allowed them ample time to prepare.

Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014

New England states joining forces to take on heroin crisis

By Scott Malone

WALTHAM Mass. (Reuters) – The governors of five New England states said on Tuesday they would begin to share data on prescriptions to cut down on “doctor shopping,” with heroin addiction and overdose deaths on the rise as a result of prescription painkiller abuse.

The goal is to stop patients who have become dependent on opioid painkillers, which include Vicodin and Percocet, from visiting multiple doctors, typically without the doctors’ knowledge, to obtain large amounts of the drugs.

Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014

Many in U.S. push to share heroin overdose antidote with civilians

By Scott Malone

QUINCY Mass. (Reuters) – Health worker Warren Nicoli got the call late one February night, from a Massachusetts dad who had just seen police revive his 19-year-old daughter from the death-like state of a severe heroin overdose.

Police told the man that he could get the anti-overdose drug they had used, naloxone, from Manet Community Health Center in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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