OSHA Penalties Drop Nearly 50 Percent In Five Years

December 31, 2016
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OSHA Penalties Drop Nearly 50 Percent In Five Years

By Sujata Srinivasan Penalties levied against Connecticut companies for violations of occupational safety rules dropped by more than half between 2011 and 2015, and the number of cases with penalties fell by 40 percent in the same time period, according to a C-HIT analysis of federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) data. Data...

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Lawmakers Plan To Rein In Weaponized Drones

December 31, 2016
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Lawmakers Plan To Rein In Weaponized Drones

By Gary Stoller December 26, 2016 When Clinton resident Austin Haughwout uploaded YouTube videos of his pistol and flamethrower-equipped drones last year, he triggered a national debate over the use of weaponized drones that is expected to result in new state legislation. Eight states, including Vermont and Maine, now have laws prohibiting or limiting...

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Connecticut Leads 20 State Coalition Filing Federal Antitrust Lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals, other Generic Drug Companies

December 15, 2016
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Ct Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with 19 other state attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against generic drug-makers Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. alleging that they entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably...

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Is Corrosive Groundwater In Connecticut Leaching Lead Into Your Well Water?

December 13, 2016
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Is Corrosive Groundwater In Connecticut Leaching Lead Into Your Well Water?

By Pete Madden Connecticut is one of 11 states with a very high prevalence of potentially corrosive groundwater, increasing the risk that water running out of the taps of homes with private wells might be tainted with lead, a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found. USGS researchers analyzed nearly three decades...

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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

December 8, 2016
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Top Managers Of Pharma Co. Tied To Derby Nurse Charged With Racketeering

By Lisa Chedekel Six top pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested Thursday on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners, including a nurse at a pain clinic in Derby. In a sweeping indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, federal prosecutors charged the...

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Overdoses In Connecticut Fuel Increase In ‘Preventable’ Accidental Deaths

December 8, 2016
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Overdoses In Connecticut Fuel Increase In ‘Preventable’ Accidental Deaths

By Lisa Chedekel Connecticut saw one of the highest increases in the nation in preventable deaths from unintentional injuries from 2010 to 2014, mainly because of a spike in opioid overdoses, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An analysis of the report shows that the state’s...

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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

November 29, 2016
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Raising Awareness And Support For Male Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military

By Peggy McCarthy Robert Hunter was raped in the Navy when he was 19, a memory he repressed for 32 years. When the memory returned, he drank heavily and endured mental health problems. After receiving help from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, he decided to build “something good from something horrible” and bring attention...

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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

November 28, 2016
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Connecticut Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes for various violations, most of which resulted in injuries to residents. Groton Regency Center was fined $2,260 for two incidents that happened in September. On Sept. 12, two staff members reported that a nurse’s aide was seen swearing and...

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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

November 17, 2016
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TB Cases Rise In Connecticut, Nationally First Increase In 23 Years

By Jenifer Frank Reported cases of tuberculosis jumped 17 percent in Connecticut from 2014 to 2015, mirroring a national and global trend and prompting federal officials to ask primary care providers to be on the alert for at-risk patients. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) said 70 people, in 29 towns, were reported...

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