Patty Wight

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Doctors In Maine Say Halt In OxyContin Marketing Comes '20 Years Late'

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, won't promote opioids to doctors anymore. In Maine, physicians say the change should have happened long ago.


What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the damage to exchanges from the mandate repeal.


After Maine Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion, Governor Raises Objections

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed Medicaid expansion several times before, so advocates took the measure to the ballot box. Now the governor is placing financial conditions on moving ahead.


Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.


At This Summer Camp, Horn Players Of All Ages Find Community

Saturday, July 15, 2017

High-school students hoping to go pro, adult amateurs and professors of the instrument all gather annually at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in New Hampshire.


Secret To Maine's Touted High-Risk Pool? Enough Money

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GOP legislators say Maine's "invisible high-risk pool" was a good model for how to insure people who have pre-existing conditions. Critics say Maine's program was much better funded than the GOP plan.


Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.


Maine Insurance Co-Op Drops Coverage For Elective Abortion Services

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Community Health Options is dropping elective abortion coverage in 2017. The insurer says the move will save money. Advocates for abortion rights say it's a step backward for women's health.


Leon Gorman, Longtime CEO Of Outdoor Outfitter L.L. Bean, Dies

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The longtime head of outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean has died. Leon Gorman was president of the company for 34 years. The grandson of L.L. Bean himself, Gorman grew the company from a str...


Maine Bill Aims To Make Abuse-Deterrent Painkillers More Affordable

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Expensive versions of prescription opioids that are tougher to cut, crush and inject are less likely to be abused, legislators hope. But some doctors call the bill well-meant, but ill-advised.


For 40 Years, Maine County Helps Families Build Successful Healthy Habits

Monday, April 27, 2015

Offering classes on healthy cooking for low-income residents is just one of the ways that Franklin County has beaten the odds on cardiovascular disease for this aging, rural population.


Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order

Friday, October 31, 2014

A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's gove...


Ebola Nurse Fights Second Quarantine In Maine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The debate over how to monitor people returning from areas stricken by Ebola in West Africa heated up on Wednesday, with a nurse in Maine threatening to violate her state's quarantine policy.


Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Monday, September 01, 2014

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.


White House Easter Roll Eggs Hatched In Maine

Saturday, March 30, 2013

On Monday, thousands of children will descend on the White House lawn for the annual Easter Egg Roll. They'll walk away with keepsakes: painted wooden Easter eggs made at a small mill in rural Maine.

Drive through Buckfield, home to about 2,000 people in inland western Maine, and you'll see ...