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Insys Danbury Sales Manager Charged In Kickback Scheme Involving Painkillers

October 1, 2016
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Insys Danbury Sales Manager Charged In Kickback Scheme Involving Painkillers

By Lisa Chedekel Fifteen months after a Derby nurse admitted taking drug-company kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful opioid painkiller, a former district sales manager for the company was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he helped to orchestrate the kickback scheme. Jeffrey Pearlman, of Edgewood, NJ, who was district sales manager for...

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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

September 26, 2016
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CT Startups Edge Into Cluttered Market With Diabetes Apps

By Sujata Srinivasan When Adam Berger, 29, who has Type 1 diabetes, decided to get a sandwich from a deli, he first ran it by his mobile application ezbds, which he launched in Stamford two years ago.The app told him that in the past when he’d eaten that particular sandwich from the same deli,...

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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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Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Efforts To Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

August 23, 2016
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Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Efforts To Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

By Sujata Srinivasan Michael Baudin of Manchester retired eight years ago after a career in auto repair, but now the 76-year-old is back working part time as a driver so he can afford prescription medications. “Every year premiums go up and my co-pay is increasing,” he said. “I take medication for cholesterol, hypertension, heart,...

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