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Controversial Opioid Remedy “Kratom” Opposed by Govt., Pharmaceutical Industry

Controversial Opioid Remedy “Kratom” Opposed by Govt., Pharmaceutical Industry

By: Ira Keltz – Paying Attention TV Reporter Public health experts believe that for every fatal drug overdose in the United States, there are approximately 30 non-fatal overdoses. That means…

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

  By: Ira Keltz and Quianna Roy The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that in 2016 there were 2094 opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth, which was up a…

POLICE CHIEFS: Mandatory Rehab for Narcan Recipients

POLICE CHIEFS: Mandatory Rehab for Narcan Recipients

Duggan Holds Opioid Summit with Four Local Police Chiefs TRANSCRIBED BY CHRISTINA JASKOT Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan debuted his new Paying Attention TV Podcast last month. The show is…

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be…

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Dec. 2017 In the U.S. the government shall not favor one competitor over another within the marketplace. Charlie Baker’s Board of Registration in Medicine does this…

Same Day Crowns Come to Riverwalk Dental!

Same Day Crowns Come  to Riverwalk Dental!

  In the interest of better serving Riverwalk Dental’s patients, Dr. Beninato and Dr. Patsi recently made the investment into a state of the art milling unit. Whether a patient…

AG Healey: Drug Manufacturer Illegally Marketed Fentanyl; Paid, Disguised Kickbacks

AG Healey: Drug Manufacturer Illegally Marketed  Fentanyl; Paid, Disguised Kickbacks

BOSTON – An opioid manufacturer will pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it engaged in a widespread scheme to unlawfully market its fentanyl spray and paid kickbacks to providers to…

Artificial Sweeteners ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Artificial Sweeteners ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

  By: Rick Bellanti – Oct. 2017 I am one to talk, as I became addicted to diet sodas back in 1986, when I first started seeing a nutritionist at…

Gov. Charlie Baker Supports Selfish Drug Addicts But Not Hard Working Americans

Gov. Charlie Baker Supports Selfish Drug Addicts But Not Hard Working Americans

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Oct. 2017 In Whitman this week a confirmed heroin-abusing narcissist in an Audi rammed a Chevy into a truck. The woman driving the Chevy was crushed…

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees

Lawrence General Hospital has announced they have welcomed Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover, Massachusetts to its Board of Trustees. A native of the Merrimack Valley, Rodriguez has been focused on healthcare as…

Haverhill Police Seek Missing Man

Haverhill Police Seek Missing Man

The Haverhill Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 58 year old male resident of Lakeview Nursing Home, at 87 Shattuck St. in Haverhill. Nursing home…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

Northern Essex Hosts Health Fair in Lawrence

Northern Essex Hosts Health Fair in Lawrence

Receive your annual flu shot, learn how to deal with anxiety, and find out the role of a clinical research coordinator at Northern Essex Community College’s Health and Wellness Fair…

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

By: Mark Gray – September, 2017 If spending $71M ( 2010) to drive addicts to their next ‘fix’ over a 2 year period doesn’t prompt Massachusetts voters to act then,…

The Skinny On Gout Pain

The Skinny On Gout Pain

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2017 As a gout sufferer for almost 20 years, I thought I could shed a little light on this painful yet manageable disease. Back as…