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Boston, MA - May 24, 2018: Mike walks from his luxury apartment to work in the Financial District in Boston, MA on May 24, 2018. He takes buprenorphine, to treat his substance use disorder, and credits the medication with enabling him to move from shooting heroin to a high-powered job. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:


Treating drug addiction with drugs

Many people in recovery face a double stigma — against addiction and against the medication that enables them to overcome it.

// Brockton hospital staff overlooked warning about a deadly allergy. ‘Alert fatigue’ may be to blame

In the switch to electronic health records, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are now bombarded with so many messages that some are missed, and that can lead to dangerous errors.

// From statewide contests to local races, all politics are about Trump

For campaigns normally walled off from Washington, President Trump has loomed large across the ballot in Massachusetts this year, permeating the dialogue and messaging in races far below the federal level.

// Jonathan Bush steps down from athenahealth

The brash business executive stepped down from the helm of athenahealth amid an aggressive takeover bid from a New York hedge fund.

Shirley Leung

// Happy birthday to me: 3½ hours at the RMV waiting to renew my license

I can live with an hour in line, but 3½ hours? C’mon, I could have flown to Chicago in that amount of time.