Katherine Clark

Clark takes on Purdue’s opioid marketing 

Clark takes on Purdue’s opioid marketing 

Says pharmaceutical company’s ‘greed and recklessness’ spawned crisis

LATE LAST YEAR, an article in the Los Angeles Times caught the eye of US Rep. Katherine Clark of Melrose. The article alleged that Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, was moving aggressively to sell its signature drug abroad now that sales in the United States are on the decline. The Times article said(...)

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Helping low-income families out of poverty

Helping low-income families out of poverty

Congressional reauthorization of TANF program offers opportunity to strengthen path to economic self-sufficiency

BUILDING A PATHWAY that leads out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency requires hard work, resilience and persistence. However, low-income families will do all it takes to reach economic independence if given the means. To create that opportunity, service providers, philanthropy, and government must come together as partners to create the necessary supports needed to(...)

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Clark gears up federal machinery on postpartum depression treatment

In June, the Baker administration mandated postpartum depression screening for MassHealth patients, making it one of only a handful of states that screen Medicaid recipients for the condition. But what the Commonwealth giveth, it can taketh away. Several weeks after Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito shocked community advocates and health care professionals with the MassHealth decision, Gov.(...)

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