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Proposed Connecticut Bill Would End ‘Custody For Care’

February 8, 2017
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Proposed Connecticut Bill Would End ‘Custody For Care’

By Lisa Chedekel State officials and parent advocates gave different versions Tuesday of how often, and why, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) takes custody of children with severe behavioral health problems – and whether the practice should continue. Advocates, including a group of adoptive parents, told the legislature’s Committee on Children that...

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Mix Of Connecticut Programs Helping Low-Income Families Build Healthy Eating Habits

January 26, 2017
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Mix Of Connecticut Programs Helping Low-Income Families Build Healthy Eating Habits

By Colleen Shaddox Connecticut doctors and health care workers are battling childhood obesity by helping low-income families make healthier food choices, and coaching busy parents on fast but healthy ways to feed their children. Children are more likely to be obese if they grow up in low-income families, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

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Derby Nurse’s Sentencing Delayed Until July

January 25, 2017
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Derby Nurse’s Sentencing Delayed Until July

By Lisa Chedekel A federal judge has agreed to a six-month delay in sentencing a Derby nurse who pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful opioid painkiller because she is cooperating in “numerous ongoing criminal investigations,” according to court records. U.S. District Judge Michael Shea approved a Jan. 17 agreement...

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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

January 23, 2017
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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

By Cara Rosner Almost four years after Protein Sciences began selling its innovative flu vaccine, the Meriden company still struggles to gain a foothold in a marketplace dominated by pharmaceutical powerhouses. Orders for Flublok – the only flu vaccine not derived from eggs – remain well below company goals, and officials haven’t been able...

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