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Addicted to Profits: Insurance companies adjust coverage of methadone clinics

With lives at stake, methadone clinics play an integral role in treating opiate addicts. However, the actions of city and state government, insurance companies and private equity firms may impose financial difficulties on patients seeking opiate addiction treatment. Last month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared opiate abuse a public health emergency in Massachusetts, citing potent […]

Sweet Genius: Pastry pop-up shops cut down on costs for chefs

When former Top Chef contestant Stephanie Cmar quit her job at the James-Beard-winning No. 9 Park, she took what some might consider a step down: She applied for a job at South Campus favorite Mei Mei. “When I quit No. 9, I did it, well, not hastily, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Cmar […]

BU Venture Accelerator helps student businesses get their start

Want an application that hooks you up with popular thrift finds in your area Tinder-style? What about a platform for the exchange of favors between students using virtual currency? Or maybe you’re trying to find a cultural bridge for Chinese students looking to study abroad using easily downloadable content? What do these three ambitious concepts […]

Delivery: Not just for pizza anymore

 Shopping, delivery apps let students use phones to bring the goods It is Friday and you have just returned from a grueling day of work. The refrigerator in your apartment is completely devoid of food, except for that leftover Chinese takeout from the week before. You are hosting a party in a few hours and need to […]

Students embrace crowdfunding as tuition rises

Alexis-Brianna Felix didn’t know what to do when her bill for the Spring 2014 semester at Boston University was due. The College of Arts and Sciences sophomore studying public policy and sociology was working two jobs and couldn’t come up with the extra $5,000 she owed BU. With few options left, Felix turned to the […]