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Clinical Trials In Need Of Diversity

May 11, 2017
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Clinical Trials In Need Of Diversity

By Sujata Srinivasan Edith Baker of Plainville faced a devastating reality that patients with advanced cancer inevitably confront. She had stopped responding to conventional treatment. Radiation and chemotherapy could no longer contain her stage 4 bladder cancer.But there was a ray of hope. Baker’s oncologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center referred her...

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

March 22, 2017
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Fairfield Doc For Improper Opioid Prescribing; Another For Stealing Drugs

By Kate Farrish 19 hours ago The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday disciplined a Fairfield pulmonologist for improperly prescribing opioids and a former UConn Health doctor who had stolen medication from the health center for his private practice. Dr. Igal Staw, who works at Respiratory Associates in Fairfield, was reprimanded, fined $7,500 and has...

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Connecticut Ranks High In Opioid-Related Visits To Hospitals

March 21, 2017
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Connecticut Ranks High In Opioid-Related Visits To Hospitals

By Lisa Chedekel 12 hours ago In less than eight hours last June, Yale New Haven’s emergency department treated 12 patients who had overdosed on opioids. Three died; nine were saved. With opioids in wide circulation, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, chief of emergency medicine at the hospital and chair of emergency medicine at Yale School...

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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

January 23, 2017
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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

By Cara Rosner Almost four years after Protein Sciences began selling its innovative flu vaccine, the Meriden company still struggles to gain a foothold in a marketplace dominated by pharmaceutical powerhouses. Orders for Flublok – the only flu vaccine not derived from eggs – remain well below company goals, and officials haven’t been able...

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