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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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Tips For How To Pay Off Student Loans The Affordable Way

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has unveiled the student loan Payback Playbook, a set of prototype disclosures that outline a path to affordable payments for borrowers trying to avoid student debt distress. The Payback Playbook provides borrowers with personalized information about their repayment options from loan servicers so they can secure a monthly...

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Connecticut’s Health Insurance Co-Op Predicts Profit In 2017

May 24, 2016
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Connecticut’s Health Insurance Co-Op Predicts Profit In 2017

By Cara Rosner Over a dozen of the cooperative health insurers that started under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed, but leaders of Connecticut’s co-op say it is on track to turn a profit next year. “We’re very viable,” said Ken Lalime, CEO of Wallingford-based HealthyCT, a member-run, nonprofit health insurance co-op. “There...

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