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Derby Pain Clinic’s High Prescribing Of Cancer Drug Extends Beyond Nurse

August 25, 2016
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Derby Pain Clinic’s High Prescribing Of Cancer Drug Extends Beyond Nurse

By Lisa Chedekel Four nurses, all of them affiliated with a Derby pain clinic, were responsible for nearly all of the state’s 2014 Medicare spending on the powerful opioid painkiller Subsys, which is at the center of a kickback probe. New Medicare data for 2014 show the four nurses, all who worked at the...

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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

August 12, 2016
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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

By Lisa Chedekel Dozens of Connecticut doctors accepted six-figure payments from drug and medical device manufacturers in 2015 for consulting, speaking, meals and travel, with six of the 10 highest-paid physicians affiliated with academic institutions, new federal data show. The top 10 doctors – less than 0.1 percent of the 11,000 who received payments...

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Connecticut Prepares To Tighten Prescription Monitoring

June 24, 2016
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Connecticut Prepares To Tighten Prescription Monitoring

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut’s shift next month from weekly to “real-time” reporting of prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances is an effective way to help stem opioid-related deaths, a new study suggests. Researchers from Vanderbilt University who analyzed states’ prescription drug monitoring programs – central databases that log controlled substances dispensed to patients...

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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

June 22, 2016
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Connecticut Medical Board Disciplines Six Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday disciplined six doctors, including fining a Norwalk doctor $5,000 for prescribing high doses of opioids to a prison inmate and other patients without proper safeguards. The board also suspended the license of a family medicine physician from Westport, saying his excessive drinking of alcohol...

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