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Senate Proposal To Help Identify ID Theft Victims Early

June 25, 2015
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By LowCards.com Senator Charles Schumer has proposed an idea that would help identity theft victims, and possibly limit the damage caused by the data breaches. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wants the three largest credit reporting firms–Equifax, TransUnion and Experian–to immediately send a ‘credit inquiry alert’ to consumers whenever their credit records are...

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Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller

June 25, 2015
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Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller

By: Lisa Chedekel Federal charges against Derby nurse Heather Alfonso center on a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, which has been heavily marketed by the Arizona-based manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. Alfonso, 42, of Middlebury, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District...

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ACA Court Challenge: What’s At Stake For Connecticut

June 24, 2015
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ACA Court Challenge: What’s At Stake For Connecticut

By: Magaly Olivero Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents who receive federal subsidies to help pay for health insurance won’t be affected immediately by the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. But experts say there’s a good chance...

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High-Prescribing Nurse Charged With Accepting Drug Company Kickbacks

June 23, 2015
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High-Prescribing Nurse Charged With Accepting Drug Company Kickbacks

By: Lisa Chedekel A Derby nurse practitioner identified as the state’s highest Medicare prescriber of potent narcotics has admitted taking kickbacks from a drug company in exchange for prescribing pain medication. Heather Alfonso, 42, of Middlebury, pleaded guilty Tuesday...

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Rocker’s Mission: Helping The Mentally Ill Find Their Song

June 23, 2015
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Rocker’s Mission: Helping The Mentally Ill Find Their Song

 By: Cara Rosner Dozens of Connecticut’s most at-risk mental health patients have added a new tool to their treatment plans – songwriting – thanks to an unusual partnership between a New York-based singer and the state Department of Mental...

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Vietnam Veterans Are Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

Vietnam Veterans Are Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

By: Peggy McCarthy It has taken more than 40 years, but Connecticut veteran Conley Monk has won his battle to have his military discharge status upgraded and can now receive federal benefits. Monk, 66, and four other Vietnam War...

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Mortgage Companies Misleading Consumers About The Status Of Mortgage Modifications

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU IDENTIFIES ILLEGAL PRACTICES UNCOVERED THROUGH SUPERVISION Supervisory Resolutions Across Industries Recover $11.6 Million for More Than 80,000 Consumers Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its latest supervision report outlining the illegal practices uncovered...

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Waterbury Home Health Care Agency Fined, Monitor Hired

June 22, 2015
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Waterbury Home Health Care Agency Fined, Monitor Hired

 By: Kate Farrish A Waterbury home health care agency has been fined $5,000 and ordered to hire a nurse to monitor patient safety for at least three months due to multiple violations found during unannounced inspections. Dorothy Boyles, owner...

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DeLauro Seeks To Raise Age Limit For Children Enrolled In WIC

June 18, 2015
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DeLauro Seeks To Raise Age Limit For Children Enrolled In WIC

By: Cara Rosner Thousands of Connecticut children could potentially avert hunger and gain access to healthy foods under proposed legislation to raise a federal nutrition program’s age limit. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to change...

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