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Reefer medness

In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 11, 2011
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Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
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Health-care's big moneyman in New England

Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009
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Grading the cabinet

As we watch President Barack Obama replace the federal government's old, unpopular, Republican department heads with fresh, bright talent, it's hard not to think back two years, to the start of Governor Deval Patrick's first term as governor of Massachus
At the midway point of Governor Deval Patrick's first term, we issua a report card for his cabinet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 21, 2009

Learning not to kill

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

New techniques mean that medical students can learn without killing animals. So why won't BU get with the program?


By SARAH MCNAUGHT  |  February 28, 2008
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Enter sandman

Lines upon reading about the anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who was suspended for falling asleep during an operation
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 02, 2007


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Rhode Island’s billion-dollar man

Jack McConnell grew up in modest circumstances.
Lawyer Jack McConnell took the fight to the lead paint industry
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  February 28, 2007
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The politics of tragedy

It was perfectly understandable that Bill Harsch was reluctant to answer the question.
Will anger over the station plea bargain enable Harsch to topple Lynch?
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 04, 2006

The trials of Bernard Baran

This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a  young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
By DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB  |  July 12, 2006
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Med school drug pushers

You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
How scientists are selling out to drug companies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 12, 2006

Repro Rights

Unprotected sex, under any circumstances, can be scary, embarrassing, and confusing enough. Three local women are suing Wal-Mart for making it even worse.
Mourning after Wal-Mart
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 09, 2006