Health

Walgreen Punky Witch Halloween Costume Recalled

October 24, 2009
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HARTFORD, October 23– The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is recalling a girl’s “Punky Witch” Halloween costume sold by Walgreen’s stores for violating federal lead standards, Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. said today.  “These costumes are scarier than they should be,” Farrell said. “We found that the rivets decorating the outfit have twice...

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Swine Flu Scams Abound: Ct AG Warns

October 24, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged consumers to shun the growing number of H1N1 flu scams, including bogus antibiotics and anti-viral drugs, as well sham devices and sprays that falsely claim to shield users from the virus. Blumenthal said that federal officials have sent warning letters to more than 140 promoters of sham products. They...

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Smart Choices: FDA Joins CT Attorney General In Investigating Smart Choices Bogus Healthy Food Claims

October 20, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – today declaring that it will join investigations into false and misleading food labeling -- will be a powerful enforcement partner against deceptive nutritional claims. Blumenthal said he welcomes the FDA’s support of his ongoing investigations into potentially misleading national food...

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Larry’s Mother’s Death Teaches All Of Us How To Die With Dignity And Control Over The Time We Have Left

October 19, 2009
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Larry’s Mother’s Death Teaches All Of Us How To Die With Dignity And Control Over The Time We Have Left

This past February, my mother called me from Atlanta. “I have some interesting news for you. I’m dying of pancreatic cancer,” she told me. She was 83, could pass for 55 and had lived an amazing life. She said she had accomplished everything she wanted to, had seen everything she wanted to see and had...

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