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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 Tuesday by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF)...

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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 with DPH Nov. 3 in which he agreed to the fine and five years’ probation...

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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 price disparity between drugs dispensed at pharmacies and those dispensed by doctors has narrowed since...

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VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

November 11, 2014
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VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

By: Cara Rosner Ninety-six percent of veterans awaiting appointments at VA medical centers in Connecticut are being seen within 30 days, new data show, with Connecticut performing slightly better than the national average. At Connecticut Veterans Administration medical centers, there were 51,281 scheduled appointments on Oct. 1, according to new data (based on a...

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