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Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

BY: Bharani Padmanabhan – Oct. 2019 On September 24, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker suddenly declared a public health emergency and invoked MGL chapter 17 § 2A, which allows the Public…

Progressives Love Letting Racketeers Walk Between The Raindrops

Progressives Love Letting Racketeers Walk Between The Raindrops

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2019 This past week, supporters of the rule of law encountered the shameful spectacle of a full page announcement in the Boston Globe, from 70…

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Aug 2019 Governor Charlie Baker did nothing over four long years to fix fundamental regulatory problems at the RMV. This led directly to seven innocent people…

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2019 This month, as the nation celebrates Independence from England, as my friend Kevin Leach correctly insists, we must also consider the sectors of the…

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2019 Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy pushed through the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act and the 2009 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. The Bayh-Dole Act allowed private…

A Million Lawsuits Are Coming, And About Time Too

A Million Lawsuits Are Coming, And About Time Too

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – May, 2019 And so it ends, with a whimper rather than the expected bang of a hundred billion dollar squeeze. Even before the lucre has been…

Doctors Are Not Airline Pilots

Doctors Are Not Airline Pilots

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2019 When Lucian Leape abandoned the profession of medicine and set out to make it subservient to corporate monopolies he began by claiming doctors are…

Chicago Proves Superior To Essex County District Attorney Blodgett

Chicago Proves Superior To Essex County District Attorney Blodgett

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2019 Chicago just indicted and arrested Jussie Smollett, an actor, for the felony of filing a false police complaint. The false complaint aimed to support…

MA Medical Society Supports Violating Physicians’ Rights

MA Medical Society Supports Violating Physicians’ Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan  – Feb. 2019 That our government cannot simply take a person’s liberty or property without due process is a bedrock principle of the United States as found…

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Jan. 2019 Everyone of a certain age instantly recalls the Kitty Genovese case, the New York Times’ now-timeless tale of city folk who ignored a murder…

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

The Baker-Sudders “Opioid Law” is on the Wrong Side of History

By: Bharani Padmaabhan – Dec. 2018 Federal agencies including SAMHSA and the DEA released data for years documenting that overdose deaths were due to illegally-imported fentanyl and Heroin®. Despite the…

Sheriff Coppinger Will Bring up the Rear Rather Than Lead From the Front

Sheriff Coppinger Will Bring up the Rear Rather Than Lead From the Front

By: Bharani Pandamabhan – Oct. 2018 Valley Patriot readers know that in June I had written a plea to Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger to provide medical treatment in-house to…

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Happy To Maintain That Two Plus Two Makes Five

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2018 Recently-retired Justice Kennedy once wrote: “Nineteen Eighty-Four has one of the most brilliant scenes in literature. The protagonist is being tortured by his communist…

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

Rep. José Tosado Embodies State House’s ‘Failure To Protect’

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – August, 2018 State Auditor Suzanne Bump recently released an audit on complaints handled by the Division of Professional Licensure. Almost every profession requires a license these…

Blocking Doctors Begins Earlier Than Thought

Blocking Doctors Begins  Earlier Than Thought

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2018 We have reached the point in the United States where pretty much anyone has been deemed worthy of second-guessing doctors. Some high-school dropout at…

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