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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

November 17, 2016
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Connecticut Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined four nurses, including three for their abuse of alcohol or drugs. The board suspended the registered nursing license of Lori Riley of Sharon after finding that she posed a clear and immediate danger to the public. Records show that in 2015, while...

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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

November 17, 2016
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CT To Help PTSD Vets Upgrade ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

By Peggy McCarthy Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although tens of thousands of veterans nationwide are eligible to apply for PTSD-related...

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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

November 16, 2016
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Med Board Revokes Doctor’s License, Rejects Penalty For Stonington Physician

By Lisa Chedekel The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday revoked the medical license of a Bristol doctor who had inappropriate sexual conduct with female patients while working in Maine. Also, the board rejected a consent order that would have reprimanded and fined Dr. David Burchenal of Stonington $3,000 for failing to provide adequate...

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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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