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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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Branford Psychiatrist Agrees To Give Up Medical Licens

June 13, 2016
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Branford Psychiatrist Agrees To Give Up Medical Licens

By Kate Farrish A Branford child psychiatrist who paid $30,000 to settle a Medicaid fraud allegation with the state last year has agreed to give up his medical license when it expires Aug. 31. On May 24, the state Department of Public Health reached an agreement with Dr. W. Blake Taggart that he will...

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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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