FRAMINGHAM, MA — Batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. are being recalled due to concern with cancer causing impurities in the medication. Testing of the drug during manufacturing revealed an impurity which called “N-nitrosoirbesartan” which is a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer). Lupin is recalling… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Framingham Department of Public Works will begin conducting Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Wednesday, September 1st, to investigate sources of rainwater and groundwater (inflow and infiltration) that are entering the sanitary sewer system. The entire testing program is expected to take one month to complete and will be conducted by engineering consultant, Weston &… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — BERG, a clinical-stage biotech that employs patient biology and artificial intelligence (AI) to research diseases and develop innovative treatments and diagnostics, recently announced the publication of a new study, entitled “Clinical utility of a serum biomarker panel in distinguishing prostate cancer from benign prostate hyperplasia [BPH]” in Scientific Reports. As part of the study,… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to control mosquito populations in the City Thursday, July 22, 2021. All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Framingham Office of Public Health Nursing Walk-In Clinic, located at 113 Concord Street (diagonally across street from Memorial building), will reopen to the public on Monday, July 12th, 2021. Childhood vaccinations, lead screening, TB testing, and COVID-19 vaccinations (Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer), and more will be available. No appointment is needed…. [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to decrease mosquito populations in Framingham Tuesday, June 29, 2021. All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Woodland… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Framingham Health Department will host a family-friendly Drive-thru COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic at Keefe Regional Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, weather permitting, on Saturday, June 19th, 9:00am – 12:00pm. The clinic is open to everyone ages 12 and over…. [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — Framingham’s Water Department has received a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for outstanding performance and achievements in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020. According to MassDEP, the criteria used to select eligible public water systems for this award include excellent water service… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — Signaling the start of a return to pre-pandemic normal, yesterday local Framingham officials announced that effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 “local orders” related to COVID-19 State of Emergency are rescinded. Framingham’s local COVID-19 orders are being made consistent with orders issued by MA Governor Charlie Baker, MA Dept. of Public… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA — Dr. Monifa Charles, DHSc, MSP, MPA, has been appointed as Framingham’s new Director of Public Health. Dr. Charles has worked in public health for the last 18 years, most recently working for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Office in Raleigh, where she identified innovative models of care and collaboration in… [read more].