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Derby Pain Clinic’s High Prescribing Of Cancer Drug Extends Beyond Nurse

August 25, 2016
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Derby Pain Clinic’s High Prescribing Of Cancer Drug Extends Beyond Nurse

By Lisa Chedekel Four nurses, all of them affiliated with a Derby pain clinic, were responsible for nearly all of the state’s 2014 Medicare spending on the powerful opioid painkiller Subsys, which is at the center of a kickback probe. New Medicare data for 2014 show the four nurses, all who worked at the...

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Connecticut Disciplines Five Nurses For Misconduct

August 24, 2016
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Connecticut Disciplines Five Nurses For Misconduct

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing today disciplined five nurses for misconduct, including four whose cases involved drugs or alcohol. After a hearing today, the board revoked the license of Danielle Dragon, a licensed practical nurse from Bristol, who was...

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Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Efforts To Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

August 23, 2016
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Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Efforts To Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

By Sujata Srinivasan Michael Baudin of Manchester retired eight years ago after a career in auto repair, but now the 76-year-old is back working part time as a driver so he can afford prescription medications. “Every year premiums go up and my co-pay is...

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Two Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Injury, Medication Error

August 18, 2016
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Two Nursing Homes Fined Following Resident’s Injury, Medication Error

By Cara Rosner State health officials fined two nursing homes following incidents in which residents were injured and suffered complications after doctors’ orders were not followed. Apple Rehabilitation of Middletown was fined $1,635 by the state Department of Public...

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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

August 16, 2016
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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

By Cara Rosner Connecticut has a high prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, often placing an enormous financial strain on caregivers who are spending thousands of dollars a year on care, reports show. “Alzheimer’s...

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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

August 12, 2016
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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

By Lisa Chedekel Dozens of Connecticut doctors accepted six-figure payments from drug and medical device manufacturers in 2015 for consulting, speaking, meals and travel, with six of the 10 highest-paid physicians affiliated with academic institutions, new federal data show....

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Connecticut Tech High School LPN Programs Not Accepting New Applicants, May Close

August 10, 2016
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Connecticut Tech High School LPN Programs Not Accepting New Applicants, May Close

By Kate Farrish Five technical high school programs that prepare students to become licensed practical nurses have stopped taking applications for new students as state officials are debating their future. While no decision has been made to close the...

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Winsted Dentist Fined $717,046 For Illegal Medicaid Bills

August 10, 2016
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A Winsted dentist and his practice were ordered to pay $717,046 in restitution and civil penalties after a Superior Court judge found his conduct violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, also known as CUTPA, Attorney General George Jepsen...

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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Falls, Medication Error

August 3, 2016
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Three Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Falls, Medication Error

By Kate Farrish Three nursing homes have been fined more than $1,500 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with residents who fell, broke bones or received the wrong medication. On June 21, Pilgrim Manor of...

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