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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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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

September 21, 2016
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday fined two doctors for inappropriately prescribing drugs and rejected a New Haven doctor’s $5,000 fine, saying it was too lenient. The board fined Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller of Torrington $5,000 and reprimanded him. A consent order said that for several years, he prescribed hydrocodone with...

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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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