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Senators Ask ObamaTo Be Sensitive To Families Whose Soldiers Commit Suicide

May 27, 2011
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Senators Ask ObamaTo Be Sensitive To Families Whose Soldiers Commit Suicide

Written by Lisa Chedekel A group of senators, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, is asking President Obama to start sending condolence letters to families of U.S. service members who kill themselves, in what would be a reversal of long-standing policy. In a letter to Obama, eleven senators, including Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Richard Burr, R-N.C,...

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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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