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CT panel not yet ready to recommend pot for opioid addiction

Joe Cooper |

More research surrounding opioid addiction is needed before the disease is added as a medical condition through the state's medical marijuana program, state officials said.

Cigna's top doc: Value-based care best hope for lowering healthcare costs

Matt Pilon |

Insurers and medical providers continue their slow, steady march toward a reimbursement system that financially rewards doctors for keeping people healthy rather than the traditional fee-for-service...

AMA asks regulators to oppose $69B CVS-Aetna merger

Joe Cooper |

The country's largest physician organization is asking government regulators to oppose CVS Health's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Hartford-based health insurer Aetna.

Murphy blames higher health insurance costs on Trump


U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Monday that the continuing attacks on the Affordable Care Act by President Trump and congressional Republicans are leading to higher insurance rates and...

Aetna study: Women have greater yearning for mental, physical wellbeing

Joe Cooper |

A health study commissioned by Aetna found a majority of adults say they would spend additional time on mental and physical wellbeing activities, if given an extra hour each day.

Mass. sues Stamford's Purdue Pharma for misleading opioid buyers

Joe Cooper |

Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma for allegedly deceiving prescribers and patients about the dangers of their opioids, including OxyContin.

Shifting habits, technology, stagnant economy diminish CT's financial-services jobs

Gregory Seay |

Shifting consumer habits, technology and a stagnant state economy are curtailing jobs in Connecticut's crucial financial-services sector.

Longtime U.S. Pain Foundation leader resigns

Matt Pilon |

A Middletown-based foundation that advocates across the country for the rights of chronic-pain patients has parted ways with its founder and CEO.

Norwalk Hospital emergency unit reduces opioid orders by 45%

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's recent success in reducing opioid prescriptions last year received a boost from Norwalk Hospital's new pain management program.

CT: Opioid prescriptions in ‘17 down 14%

Joe Cooper |

State officials say the fight against Connecticut's opioid crisis scored a victory in 2017, as prescriptions fell by 14 percent compared to 2016.

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