Editor in Charge, General News, Northeastern United States, Boston
Scott's Feed
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
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014

Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez ask judge to drop murder charge

By Scott Malone

FALL RIVER Mass. (Reuters) – Attorneys for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez on Monday called on a judge to throw out charges that the ex-tight end murdered a semiprofessional football player in June 2013, one of three homicides Hernandez is charged with.

Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors probing the death of Odin Lloyd, an associate of Hernandez’s who was found shot dead in an industrial park near the former New England Patriots’ home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, failed to produce evidence showing that Hernandez had a motive to commit the crime or linking him to the shooting.

    • About Scott

      "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."
      Joined Reuters:
      2005
    • More from Scott

    • Follow Scott