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May 18, 2016

Discussion on Prescription Drug Costs Leaves Panelists Looking for Answers

by Jack Kramer | May 18, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock State officials, doctors, and pharmaceutical experts held a forum Tuesday to, in the words of one of the panelists, start a conversation on how to stem “the soaring cost of prescription drugs” in Connecticut.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Confronting the Banality of Evil Over Coffee

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 8, 2016 9:00am

“White supremacists are voters, too.”

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April 4, 2016

First Amendment Attorney Starts Open Government Site

by Staff Report | April 4, 2016 4:36pm

Attorney Dan Klau, a leading appellate and First Amendment attorney, launched a site Monday that he hopes will improve government.

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March 15, 2016

Lawmaker Hopes This Is The Year Connecticut Regulates Drone Use

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2016 12:07pm

shutterstock The state cannot afford to delay taking action on regulating the weaponized use of drones, according to Rep. Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford.

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March 2, 2016

Public Weighs In On Affirmative Consent Policy For College Campuses

by Rowan Kane | March 2, 2016 12:45am

Rowan Kane photo The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System lent his support Tuesday to legislation that would mandate all state universities to adopt a standard of affirmative consent.

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January 31, 2016

OP-ED | Claims of Defensive Medicine Driving Healthcare Costs Not New

by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 10:03pm

Neither are they accurate.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.

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January 19, 2016

New Connecticut Website Encourages Residents To Report Fraud

by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 6:30am

The state has launched a website, FightFraud.ct.gov, to bolster its efforts to tackle fraud, waste, and abuse that cost the state money.

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January 4, 2016

Report: Public Retirement Plan For Private-Sector Employees Is Feasible

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2016 3:27pm

It’s possible for the state of Connecticut to create a public retirement program for private-sector employees, according to a report released Monday by the Connecticut Retirement Security Board.

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December 31, 2015

OP-ED | Media ‘Heroes’ For The Holiday Season

by Terry Cowgill | December 31, 2015 10:30am

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For journalists across the country during the holiday season, the word “hero” usually conjures up images of those who feed the hungry, give presents to poor children, or travel to spread Christmas cheer to our troops abroad. Not this year. The holiday hero of 2015 is himself a journalist.

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December 28, 2015

Outpatient Facility Fees To Be More Transparent With New Law

by Cara Rosner | December 28, 2015 1:00pm

Patients billed for a facility fee for outpatient hospital services will get a clearer explanation of the charge, under legislation taking effect Friday.

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