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CT proposes new medical marijuana conditions coverage

Patricia Daddona |

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris is recommending new conditions be added to medical marijuana program coverage.

St. Francis adds to electronic health records capabilities

John Stearns |

Four major health systems, including St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, recently went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) to give providers access to...

Holistic health center opens in Farmington

John Stearns |

Healing practitioners are creating a holistic health center in Farmington with specialists that include naturopaths, energy healers, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, massage therapists,...

Rate of CT workplace injuries, illnesses exceeds nation's

John Stearns |

More than 36,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Connecticut's private industry employers in 2015, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent...

Fewer employers offer health insurance, fewer employees sign up

John Stearns |

The percentage of employers offering health insurance fell to 45.7 percent in 2015, the latest data available, driven largely by more small employers not offering health benefits, according to new...

School-level immunization data could be released under proposal

ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | CT Mirror |

Wondering how many children at your kid's school aren't vaccinated? If you live in Connecticut, there's no way to find out.

Hartford could reap $56M from hospital property taxes

Greg Bordonaro| Matt Pilon | 1

Hartford's three acute-care hospitals would pay approximately $56 million a year to the city, if state lawmakers approved a plan allowing local governments to levy a property tax on nonprofit...

Ex-state state psychiatrist fined for violating ethics code

Patricia Daddona | 2

Glastonbury resident Leonard Lev, a former principal psychiatrist at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, has paid a $3,500 penalty for violating state law by using state resources for personal...

Despite troubles, Alexion sees 39% 4Q profit rise

Patricia Daddona |

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s fourth-quarter profits increased by more than a third thanks to higher sales of its drugs designed to treat rare diseases and cancer.

CT collects 17 tons of unused prescription meds in 2016

John Stearns |

The state of Connecticut collected 33,803 pounds of unused prescription medications at collection boxes last year, a sharp rise over 2015, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today.

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