Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier this month, we posted a story of the Lawrence Fire Dept. searching for a reported overdose victim off Manchester Street. First responders searched for 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 companies to make huge profits off discoveries paid for by the taxpayers, like the billions Novartis made from the Gleevec discovered by Oregon’s public university. […]

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum swept through Massachusetts, which thanks to a consensus of 1.8 million voters, the recreational use of marijuana became legal. As a result of this update […]

What’s Wrong with In-Vitro Fertilization? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What’s Wrong with  In-Vitro Fertilization? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – June, 2019 We all know the reasons and motives couples seek procreative technologies when fertility seems to fail. But despite the good intentions, is it moral? Let us go beneath the surface to look at this question from various angles. The following are short elaborations: 3 moral underlying principles, 3 things […]

Home Health VNA Awards Scholarship to Methuen GLTS Student

Home Health VNA has awarded Anna Wolfendale, a Methuen resident and graduate of the Health Careers Program at Greater Lawrence Technical High School, a scholarship given annually in memory of a former employee. Ms. Wolfendale has been accepted to Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire and plans to pursue a career in nursing. The $500 […]

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

  Lowell, MA – The City of Lowell’s Syringe Collection Program, housed under the Substance Abuse and Prevention Division within the Lowell Health Department, began on April 19th, 2019. The Syringe Collection Program was created as a means to educate the community on the importance of safe and proper sharps storage and disposal, and to […]

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

BOSTON — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) that recommends the agency seek more information relative to the incidence of child sexual abuse from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The audit, which examined and found no failures in certain aspects of OCA’s administration of […]

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

By: Kevin St. James – April, 2019 As we welcome the 2020 presidential contenders to New Hampshire we need to get to know and scrutinize their policy proposals. Early on, Medicare for All became a battle cry for many of the candidates, until it got so many bad headlines that some of the candidates have […]

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 the same as airline pilots. Firstly, Leape claimed that doctors do not care about their patients and care only about their outsized egos. This crystalized […]

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