Massachusetts authorities say that a breath test administered to a suspected drunk driver nearly six hours after a crash indicated the man's blood alcohol level was .09. The driver was subsequently charged in connection with the deadly drunk driving accident. He has since been released on bail.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury is often a life-altering condition. This type of debilitating injury typically requires some form of treatment for an extended period of time, if not for the lifetime of an individual. However, in rare cases, a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury receives an extraordinary gift. Massachusetts readers may have heard about a man who became a mathematical genius after such an injury.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 21, 2013, three women left a Massachusetts bar in a motor vehicle. During the trip, they were singing and dancing to the beat of the music in their seats. This was shortly before the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a fatal car accident.
Many Massachusetts residents living in rehabilitation centers or nursing homes require medical procedures that must be performed at another location. Ambulance services often transport these patients back and forth for their treatments. On the morning of Jan. 21, an ambulance was transporting a dialysis patient back to the nursing center where she lived when it was involved in an ambulance vs. car accident.
Walgreens, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, brokered an $80 million settlement with the Drug Enforcement Agency back in June of last year. Apparently, several of the company's pharmacies were improperly filling prescriptions for narcotic painkillers, particularly opiods. The prescription errors resulted in one distribution center being suspended from providing these medications to some pharmacies along the east coast, possibly even some in Massachusetts.