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September 29, 2016

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against Makers of Suboxone

by Cara Rosner | September 29, 2016 11:00am

shutterstock Connecticut has joined 34 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a federal lawsuit against the two manufacturers of Suboxone, a drug that treats opioid addiction, accusing the companies of illegally blocking generic competitors from the marketplace.

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September 27, 2016

Consumers, Brokers Say Exchange’s Solution Is Inadequate

by Christine Stuart | September 27, 2016 5:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Unable to get her questions answered by the Access Health CT call center last year, Diane Lafferty did what 40 percent of exchange customers did and turned to an insurance broker for help.

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September 26, 2016

Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

by Jack Kramer | September 26, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull.

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September 23, 2016

State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2016 1:32pm

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal.

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September 22, 2016

Connecticut Exchange Hires New Call Center Vendor

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2016 2:42pm

Courtesy of Faneuil Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, will start enrollment on Nov. 1 with a new call center vendor.

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Advocacy Group Says 222 Have Been Killed As A Result of Domestic Violence

by Cara Rosner | September 22, 2016 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Statewide, 222 people have been killed and 3,600 have suffered serious injuries as the result of domestic violence since 2000, according to a report released today.

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Not All Opioids Are Equal

by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 8:30am

Jack Kramer photo You have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Connecticut is in the midst of a heroin and opiate crisis.

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September 21, 2016

AMA Says Anthem-Cigna Merger Would Lessen Competition

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 1:47pm

Courtesy of the AMA A national group of doctors says that if Anthem and Cigna are allowed to merge it would limit competition in the private health insurance market in Connecticut.

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September 20, 2016

Medical Marijuana Program For Minors Starts Oct. 1

by Cara Rosner | September 20, 2016 12:00pm

shutterstock Sick children younger than 18 will gain access to non-smokeable medical marijuana on Oct. 1, when a new Connecticut law takes effect.

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Should Doctors Lose Money If They Fail To Achieve Healthy Outcomes?

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock It’s not everyday that healthcare advocates and the Department of Social Services agree, but that’s what’s happening in a debate on how to save money and make sure residents, especially those on Medicaid, get the care they need.

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