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The Weather Channel: New England Newborn Screening lab technician describes drive on snowy roads to deliver baby’s blood specimen

Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, said during an episode on The Weather Channel that she didn’t expect to feel so much fear when she ventured out in a blizzard to pick up a newborn baby’s blood sample, which helped save the infant’s life.

Gov. Charlie Baker names UMass Medical School pharmacy director to serve on Opioid Drug Formulary Commission

Gov. Charlie Baker named Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, to serve on the Massachusetts Opioid Drug Formulary Commission. Its members are charged with assessing the safety of powerful prescription pain medications amid a national abuse and overdose epidemic.

State launches MassOptions to streamline access to services for elders, individuals with disabilities

Today the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the launch of MassOptions – a 7-day a week, free service aimed at simplifying access to long-term services and supports for the elderly, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers throughout the Commonwealth.

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