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Despite High Price, IBM Finds Apple Computers a Bargain Because of Reliability

January 22, 2017
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Apple computers are more expensive to buy than PCs, but IBM says they come with less problems according to RESCUECOM’s Annual 2017 Computer Reliability Report. “Every Mac we buy is in fact continuing to make and save IBM money,” says Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace as a Service at IBM. Apple’s high reliability may...

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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

November 15, 2016
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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

By Lisa Chedekel Ten Connecticut prescribers, including a Derby nurse who is at the center of a federal kickback probe, were responsible for more than 23 percent of the state’s Medicare spending on opioids in 2014, suggesting that the largest share of those prescriptions is concentrated among a small number of clinicians. Recently released...

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T-Mobile To Pay Feds $48 Million For Failing to Adequately Disclose “Unlimited Data Plan” Restrictions

October 20, 2016
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 The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a fine and provide benefits to consumers totaling at least $48 million as part of a settlement resolving an investigation into whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for its “unlimited” data plan subscribers. The FCC’s investigation found that company policy allows...

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Drug Company Falsely Claimed Connecticut Patients Had Cancer, Feds Allege

October 18, 2016
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Drug Company Falsely Claimed Connecticut Patients Had Cancer, Feds Allege

By Lisa Chedekel  A former executive of Insys Therapeutics has been criminally charged for leading a special “reimbursement unit” at the company that defrauded insurers into paying for a potent opioid pain medication by falsely claiming patients had cancer and other conditions needed for pre-approval. Elizabeth Gurrieri, a former manager of reimbursement services for...

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