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FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

Saugus, MA -- 11/18/11 -- Val Struzziero, breast cancer survivor, poses for a portrait in her home in Saugus, MA on November 18, 2011. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

The agency based its decision on studies concluding that the drug didn’t improve the quality of life nor extend the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer.

Editor steers church paper into controversy

A former European lay missionary, Antonio Enrique is now editor of The Pilot and a target of criticism for articles that have opened old wounds for the church.

Patrick defends Murray on calls

Governor Deval Patrick insisted that Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray was only doing his job in talking frequently with former Chelsea Housing director Michael E. McLaughlin.

Casino bill includes $50m for health care overhaul

Legislative leaders said the money may be used to buy new computers and software that will enable providers to better coordinate patients’ care and track costs.

Parents of troubled adults face dilemmas

Responding to threatening behavior by adult children with mental illnesses has long been a quandary, but it has become all the more so in the aftermath of the recent murders in Weymouth and Danvers.