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Framingham Pharmacy Report Leads to Doctor Indictment

September 1, 2011 (6:37 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff
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Dr. Kathleen Porter, who was affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center and had her medical license restricted regarding performing surgery has now been indicted on prescription drug related charges.

FRAMINGHAM, MA --- (Press Release by Middlesex D.A.'s Office) -- A Doctor was indicted today on nine counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

Kathleen Porter, 59, of Needham Heights, was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury on charges of illegally prescribing controlled substances (9 counts) and furnishing false information in an application.

An arraignment date has not yet been set.

“We allege that Dr. Porter took advantage of her position and completely disregarded her patients’ obvious addictions by failing to address their pain needs in a medically responsible manner,” District Attorney Leone said.  “We further allege that the defendant acted in extremely bad faith, putting multiple peoples’ health in jeopardy by recklessly feeding their addictions with no legitimate medical purpose.”

“A license to prescribe is not a license to traffic in drugs and that is what Dr. Porter is alleged to have done with this indictment. The abuse of prescription ...[read more]


Common Ground Rocked the Common

July 16, 2011 (12:06 am EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Hometown band "Common Ground" played to a huge audience last night at the Framingham Centre Common.

"Common Ground" plays the Allman Brothers' classic "One Way Out" at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, July 15, 2011

Drawing a diverse mix the crowd included families with small children, teens, "twenty-somethings", baby-boomers, empty nesters, retirees and seniors --- all peacefully co-existing for a few hours to enjoy the open-air "Concert on the Common".

Covering tunes from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Traffic and ...[read more]