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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

December 8, 2016
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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

By Lisa Chedekel Six top pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested Thursday on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners, including a nurse at a pain clinic in Derby. In a sweeping indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, federal prosecutors charged the...

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Overdoses In Connecticut Fuel Increase In ‘Preventable’ Accidental Deaths

December 8, 2016
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Overdoses In Connecticut Fuel Increase In ‘Preventable’ Accidental Deaths

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut saw one of the highest increases in the nation in preventable deaths from unintentional injuries from 2010 to 2014, mainly because of a spike in opioid overdoses, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An analysis of the report shows that the state’s...

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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

November 29, 2016
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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

By Peggy McCarthy Robert Hunter was raped in the Navy when he was 19, a memory he repressed for 32 years. When the memory returned, he drank heavily and endured mental health problems. After receiving help from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, he decided to build “something good from something horrible” and bring attention...

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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

November 28, 2016
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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes for various violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents. Groton Regency Center was fined $2,260 for two incidents that happened in September. On Sept. 12, two staff members reported that a nurse’s aide was seen swearing and...

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