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Granny Snatching: Controversial Ct Executive Orders On Unionized Health Care Aides Progress

December 14, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Controversial Ct Executive Orders On Unionized Health Care Aides Progress

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10 which provide for, or require, unionization of home health care aides and family daycare providers, even those working independently, has moved forward with establishment of two “working groups” to begin reviewing the order. Executive Order 10 calls for establishing a Personal Care Attendant Quality Home Care...

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Ct Consumer Complaint: Medco Sticks Customer With Expensive Lipitor As Drug Went Generic Today

November 30, 2011
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Consumers will save money MOST of the time when they order their medicine through mail from firms like Medco. However, Steve from Connecticut is one of many who got burnt from these automatic refills as Lipitor became a generic drug today and is now available for a few pennies each instead of dollars. “I...

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Ct Medicaid May Require Approval For Some Cancer Drugs

November 28, 2011
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Ct Medicaid May Require Approval For Some Cancer Drugs

Written by Colleen Shaddox A state panel wants doctors to get prior authorization before prescribing certain chemotherapy drugs to Medicaid patients. Advocates say that this will create dangerous delays in getting low-income cancer patients appropriate treatment.  The state insists that doctors will get prescribing authorization rapidly. A governor-appointed Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee advises the...

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Merck Paying $950 Million To Settle Vioxx Criminal Allegations

November 23, 2011
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“Merck & Co. agreed to pay $950 million and plead guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge to resolve government allegations that the company illegally promoted its former painkiller Vioxx and deceived the government about the drug’s safety,” according to the Wall Street Journal. “The settlement of a seven-year U.S. government investigation brings Merck closer...

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