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Authorities in 39 states investigate opioid industry

Patricia Daddona |

Attorneys general in 39 states, including Connecticut, say they have expanded their probe of the opioid industry, which began with Purdue Pharma, to include four other drugmakers and three...

Insurers, doctors work to curb opioid prescriptions

John Stearns | 1

Health insurers are wielding their significant influence and claims data to address the nation's opioid crisis and are making headway in a key battlefront: encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer...

Exchange extends deadline for getting insurance

Patricia Daddona |

Consumers on Connecticut's healthcare exchange will have an extra week to enroll in insurance plans with either Anthem or ConnectiCare Benefits Inc., exchange leaders announced Thursday.

CT employers, individuals to face higher health insurance rates in 2018

Greg Bordonaro |

The Connecticut Insurance Department reduced about half of health insurers' rate requests for 2018 health plans next year, according to figures today from the department.

Former St. Francis exec named president of Springfield hospital

John Stearns |

Mark Fulco, a former vice president of strategic marketing and business development for St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, has been named president of Springfield's Mercy Medical...

UConn spin-off gets stem cell patent for autoimmune diseases

John Stearns |

ImStem Biotechnology Inc. and the University of Connecticut today announced that a joint patent was recently issued for human embryonic stem cell technology being used by ImStem to develop therapies...

Report: CT Certificate-of-Need laws hurt healthcare cost, quality

John Stearns |

Total healthcare spending in Connecticut could drop an estimated $283 per person without its Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws based on costs in other states with and without CON laws, according to...

National opioid treatment company eyes Hartford acquisition

John Stearns |

Community Substance Abuse Centers Inc., (CSAC) which does business as Health Care Resource Centers and includes a Hartford opioid treatment facility, is seeking state approval to transfer stock...

Anthem, ConnectiCare commit to CT's exchange

John Stearns |

Anthem and ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. have committed to participate in Connecticut's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, for 2018, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced...

For CT, strides and stumbles in quest to spur bioscience industry

KYLE CONSTABLE | CT MIRROR |

When The Jackson Laboratory selected Farmington as the site of its new genomic medicine center nearly six years ago, the biomedical research giant believed it could be a catalyst for something bigger...

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