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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

January 10, 2017
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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

By Lisa Chedekel In an unusual move, the FBI is reaching out publicly to patients who were prescribed the powerful narcotic medication Subsys, which federal agents allege was improperly dispensed by practitioners across the country, including a nurse in Derby. In a posting on its Victim Assistance Program website, the FBI asks people who...

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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

January 5, 2017
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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

By Cara Rosner Nearly half of Connecticut hospitals – 14 out of 31 – will lose a portion of their Medicare payments in 2017 as a penalty for having too many patients who acquired preventable infections and injuries while hospitalized. The hospitals are among 769 nationwide that will lose one percent of their Medicare...

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Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

December 31, 2016
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Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health has fined five nursing homes for various violations, including two in which residents went missing. Blair Manor in Enfield was fined $3,000 after a resident with dementia and neurocognitive disorder left the facility. Staff noticed the resident was missing around 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 4,...

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OSHA Penalties Drop Nearly 50 Percent In Five Years

December 31, 2016
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OSHA Penalties Drop Nearly 50 Percent In Five Years

By Sujata Srinivasan Penalties levied against Connecticut companies for violations of occupational safety rules dropped by more than half between 2011 and 2015, and the number of cases with penalties fell by 40 percent in the same time period, according to a C-HIT analysis of federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) data. Data...

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