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Medicaid To Cover Autism Therapies For Connecticut Children, Teens

November 24, 2014
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Medicaid To Cover Autism Therapies For Connecticut Children, Teens

By: Magaly Olivero Plans are underway to provide thousands of individuals under age 21 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with home-based interventions and other services through the state’s Medicaid program beginning Jan. 1. “This is absolutely huge,” said Jennifer Bogin, director of Autism Spectrum Services for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). “Many...

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Federal Grant Targets Children’s Mental Health Access In New Haven

November 19, 2014
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Federal Grant Targets Children’s Mental Health Access In New Haven

By: Lisa Chedekel The state will use a $4 million federal grant to launch a pilot program in a New Haven neighborhood that officials hope will be a statewide model for improving early identification and treatment of children’s mental health. The five-year grant, announced...

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Ct Agency Coordinating Consumer Complaints On AT&T Transition To Frontier Communications

November 17, 2014
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Consumers who are experiencing difficulties as a result of the recent transition from AT&T to Frontier Communications for U-verse, landline, and broadband Internet are welcome to file a written complaint with the Department of Consumer Protection. The agency is coordinating complaints in order to...

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Company Fined $200,000 By Ct For Operating Unapproved Blood Collection Centers

November 14, 2014
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Company Fined $200,000 By Ct For Operating Unapproved Blood Collection Centers

By: Kate Farrish The state Department of Public Health has fined a New Jersey company $200,000 for operating eight blood collection centers throughout Connecticut without state approval. Dr. Marc Grodman, president of BioReference Laboratories Inc., signed a consent order...

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Connecticut Doctor-Dispensed Drug Prices Still Higher Than Pharmacies, Study Finds

November 14, 2014
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Connecticut Doctor-Dispensed Drug Prices Still Higher Than Pharmacies, Study Finds

 By: Lisa Chedekel  Connecticut patients who pick up a prescription for Percocet at their local pharmacy pay an average of 58 cents a pill. But the same pill, dispensed by a physician, costs more than double that price. That...

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Internal Survey Shows the Red Cross’ Own Employees Doubt the Charity’s Ethics

November 13, 2014
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Internal Survey Shows the Red Cross’ Own Employees Doubt the Charity’s Ethics

Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity’s senior leadership. by Justin Elliott Our Hottest Stories Most Read The Real Roots of Hedge Fund Manager Rage The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster Coming Soon:...

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FTC Settlement Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

November 13, 2014
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A company and its law firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive sales claims and phony legal threats in letters that accused thousands of small businesses around the United States of patent infringement....

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Apple Pay’s Biggest Competitor Could be a Totally New Credit Card

November 13, 2014
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Apple Pay is being heralded as a revolutionary new payment system because of its two new security features: tokenization and fingerprint identification. The shocking number of data breaches in the last year have made credit card theft the crime...

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Feds Propose Strong Protections For Prepaid Products

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing strong, new federal consumer protections for the prepaid market. The proposal would require prepaid companies to limit consumers’ losses when funds are stolen or cards are lost, investigate and resolve...

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