Jackie Farwell

Jackie Farwell

Enterprise Editor

Jackie Farwell of Gorham is the enterprise editor for the Bangor Daily News. Farwell began her career with the newspaper after graduating from the University of Maine's journalism program in 2004. She left in 2006 for a job with The Associated Press in New York, later returning to Maine to become a senior writer at business magazine Mainebiz. Farwell rejoined the Bangor Daily News in 2011 and works from the Portland area. She covers health issues that directly affect Maine residents.
 
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Chemist Jamie Foss demonstrates mass spectral analysis instruments at the state drug testing lab in Augusta recently.

Lab’s chemists on front lines of Maine’s war on deadly drugs

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 22, 2015, at 6:07 a.m.
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Parents, beware: Head lice in Maine grow resistant to common treatments

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
A measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, California, in this February 2015 file photo.

Maine court rules state could order child’s vaccination against mother’s wishes

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 12, 2015, at 5:38 p.m.
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How the pros kill ticks: Unwitting mice and deer get a dose of bug spray

on Aug. 11, 2015, at 4:06 p.m.
The liquid form of methadone sits on a shelf in a locked closet at CAP Quality Care in Westbrook March 17. Addiction treatment advocates question Gov. Paul LePage's choice to not pursue a federal grant that would have provided up to $3 million to fund addiction treatment, including methadone and Suboxone regimens.

Drug treatment advocates question state’s choice to not pursue grant

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 07, 2015, at 5:15 p.m.
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Maine hospitals, like restaurants, get reviewed on Yelp

on Aug. 06, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
Brent Miller, director of the Discovery House in Bangor

Clinics want addiction treatment funds LePage says are available

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 05, 2015, at 5:41 p.m.
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Maine mom targets trampoline park after son’s broken leg

on July 29, 2015, at 4:43 p.m.
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Should the state disclose which Maine schools face disease outbreaks?

on July 27, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
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Think you’re running your generator safely? You might not know these poisoning risks

on July 22, 2015, at 4:22 p.m.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush smiles and applauds at an event honoring the 5,000th winner of the "Daily Point of Light" award in the East Room of the White House in Washington in this July 15, 2013 file photo.

Neck fracture caused no neurological problems for former president Bush

By Jackie Farwell on July 16, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
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More than half of Maine counties are at high risk for Lyme

on July 16, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
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What you could learn from a Wisconsin city where people aren’t afraid to talk about aging

on July 14, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
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Beware of this grill utensil that sent a Maine woman to the hospital

on July 03, 2015, at 12:10 p.m.
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Avoid hand injuries, hospital trip with these Fourth of July safety tips

By Jackie Farwell on July 02, 2015, at 3:44 p.m.
Fourth of July fireworks go off in Bangor in this July 2014 file photo.

How to use fireworks safely

By Jackie Farwell on July 02, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
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Vital Signs newsletter: EMMC preparing for nurses strike

on July 02, 2015, at 12:06 p.m.
Christine Royles of South Portland used crowdfunding to pay for her kidney transplant. Crowd funding for medical care has taken off, with GoFundME campaigns alone raising more than $2 million in Maine since 2010. But some experts say the trend illustrates problems in the health care system and favors the most sympathetic patients with social media skills.

Should the Internet pay for your health care? Maine kidney surgery raises ethical quandary

By Jackie Farwell on June 29, 2015, at 5:44 a.m.
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Vital Signs newsletter: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare tax subsidies

on June 25, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
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A Maine student’s homework, brought to you by Oreo

on June 23, 2015, at 6:13 p.m.