Category: Harold Cox

State’s Ebola response is unclear, critics say

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Harold Cox, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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The state’s health department is being criticized by some specialists and by the Republican candidate for governor for not forcefully and clearly communicating how it would deal with Ebola if someone arrived in Massachusetts infected with the disease…

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“It appears this commissioner has used her staff . . . to talk with some of the players who are on the front line for dealing with this, like hospitals.”

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Plan would keep beaches open

April 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Harold Cox, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Sun-starved beachgoers could be able to spend more time taking a dip this summer under a proposal Wednesday from health regulators that aims to close beaches less often because of contamination fears…

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“Our job is to protect the public, and this presentation sounds like, ‘Let’s make it easier for the businesses.’ ”

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Mayor Menino long championed public health

March 29th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Harold Cox, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Long before he was mayor, Thomas M. Menino was championing public health…

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“The fact that we had Mayor Menino to come out very early and say this is the right thing for Boston to do made it easier.”

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Local police expand roles in drug war

January 14th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Harold Cox, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Local police who are investigating the illegal distribution of powerful painkillers will have access to a state database tracking prescriptions for the drugs under rules approved by health officials last week…

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Fallen health chief lands college gig

September 18th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Harold Cox, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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The fallen former commissioner of the state Department of Public Health, forced to resign yesterday amid the state’s drug-lab scandal, has already landed a new job — as a “distinguished professor” in Northeastern University’s health sciences department…

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