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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

December 8, 2016
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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

By Lisa Chedekel Six top pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested Thursday on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners, including a nurse at a pain clinic in Derby. In a sweeping indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, federal prosecutors charged the...

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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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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Brings Fewer Options, Higher Premiums In Connecticut

October 25, 2016
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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Brings Fewer Options, Higher Premiums In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner Consumers can begin shopping for 2017 health insurance through Access Health CT (AHCT) starting Nov. 1, but they will encounter fewer options and steeper prices than in previous years. Now in its fourth year, the state’s health insurance marketplace looks different than it has in the past. Most notably, it has...

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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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