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Military Sex Assault Survivor Fights Discharge Status

July 19, 2016
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Military Sex Assault Survivor Fights Discharge Status

By Peggy McCarthy Bianca Cruz’s Navy career started with a job she loved on a ship in Japan, but after she was sexually assaulted by a sailor, her military life spiraled downward, ending with a “bad paper” discharge after serving 20 months. “If it weren’t for the sexual assault, I would still be in...

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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

July 11, 2016
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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

By Cara Rosner In hospitals across Connecticut and nationwide, workarounds to compensate for medication shortages are daily routines for treating patients – and health experts say it’s not about to change any time soon. Some acute-care drugs in short supply nationally are antibiotics, antipsychotics, intravenous saline, and morphine, according to the most recent shortage...

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Unapproved Drugs Prompt FDA Alert To 5 Connecticut Doctors

June 10, 2016
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Unapproved Drugs Prompt FDA Alert To 5 Connecticut Doctors

By Gary Stoller Five Connecticut physicians have received letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging that they may have purchased unapproved drugs that put patients at risk of adverse health consequences, documents obtained by C-HIT show. The FDA documents show the five doctors were alerted as part of a wide-reaching federal...

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Feds Propose To End Payday Debt Traps

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a rule aimed at ending payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers have the ability to repay their loans. The proposed rule would also cut off repeated debit attempts that rack up fees. These strong proposed protections would cover payday...

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