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NATION’S TOP TEN CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Phony IRS Agents and Other Imposter Scams Tops the List of Fastest-Growing Complaints Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North...

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Military Sex Assault Survivor Fights Discharge Status

July 19, 2016
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Military Sex Assault Survivor Fights Discharge Status

By Peggy McCarthy Bianca Cruz’s Navy career started with a job she loved on a ship in Japan, but after she was sexually assaulted by a sailor, her military life spiraled downward, ending with a “bad paper” discharge after serving 20 months. “If it...

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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

July 11, 2016
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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

By Cara Rosner In hospitals across Connecticut and nationwide, workarounds to compensate for medication shortages are daily routines for treating patients – and health experts say it’s not about to change any time soon. Some acute-care drugs in short supply nationally are antibiotics, antipsychotics,...

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Windows 10 Still Has Many Issues

July 11, 2016
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You would think that after releasing Windows 10 a year ago and with all the money that Microsoft has available its new operating system would work like a well oiled machine. Not happening. RESCUECOM, the leading computer repair company...

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Antipsychotic Use On The Decline In Connecticut Nursing Homes

July 7, 2016
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Antipsychotic Use On The Decline In Connecticut Nursing Homes

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut still ranks high among states in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents, but its rate of use has dropped 33 percent since 2011 – a bigger decline than the national average...

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Connecticut Prepares To Tighten Prescription Monitoring

June 24, 2016
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Connecticut Prepares To Tighten Prescription Monitoring

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut’s shift next month from weekly to “real-time” reporting of prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances is an effective way to help stem opioid-related deaths, a new study suggests. Researchers from Vanderbilt University who analyzed...

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Yale Study: Clinicians Often Overlook Veterans’ Mental Health Disorders

June 23, 2016
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Yale Study: Clinicians Often Overlook Veterans’ Mental Health Disorders

By Cara Rosner Nationally, at least one in five military veterans who experience trauma are at a heightened risk for depression, suicide or substance abuse but are often overlooked in clinical settings because they don’t fit the criteria for...

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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined For Lapses In Care

June 22, 2016
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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined For Lapses In Care

By Kate Farrish Four nursing homes have been fined by the state in connection with residents who broke bones, required surgery or wandered away. In two separate citations on April 8, Cassena Care at Norwalk was fined a total...

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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

June 22, 2016
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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday disciplined six doctors, including fining a Norwalk doctor $5,000 for prescribing high doses of opioids to a prison inmate and other patients without proper safeguards. The board also suspended...

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