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Bad Drug Reactions: Sharp Rise Nationally

April 27, 2011
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Bad Drug Reactions: Sharp Rise Nationally

By Colleen Shaddox C-HIT Writer The number of hospital patients having bad reactions to medications has gone up 52 percent in five years, according to a federal report. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality tracked the problem nationally between 2004 and 2008. State data was not available. The report found 1.9 million...

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Masonicare Wallingford Pays Hefty Settlement

April 26, 2011
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Masonicare Wallingford Pays Hefty Settlement

The Masonicare Health Center of Wallingford has agreed to pay a civil settlement of $447,776 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In a press release, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said the allegations against Masonicare Health Center involved improper billing to Medicare and Medicaid...

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Your Prescription Data At Stake In Supreme Court Case

April 20, 2011
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Your Prescription Data At Stake In Supreme Court Case

BY Rochelle Green Two years ago, on an unseasonably warm April day, a coalition of consumer health advocates, union members, doctors, medical students, and the AARP converged on the State Capitol in Hartford. They had come from throughout the Northeast to urge legislators to pass, among other measures, a bill that would prevent information...

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FDA Urged To Improve Medical Devices Vetting Process

April 15, 2011
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FDA Urged To Improve Medical Devices Vetting Process

By Peggy McCarthy U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro is pressing the Food and Drug Administration to change the process for federal approval of medical devices, calling it a “critical public health issue.’’ DeLauro’s comments came in the wake of testimony by government investigators that the federal approval process for medical devices still puts patients...

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