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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

January 23, 2017
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Protein Sciences Struggles For Market Share Of Flu Vaccine

By Cara Rosner Almost four years after Protein Sciences began selling its innovative flu vaccine, the Meriden company still struggles to gain a foothold in a marketplace dominated by pharmaceutical powerhouses. Orders for Flublok – the only flu vaccine not derived from eggs – remain well below company goals, and officials haven’t been able...

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Despite High Price, IBM Finds Apple Computers a Bargain Because of Reliability

January 22, 2017
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Apple computers are more expensive to buy than PCs, but IBM says they come with less problems according to RESCUECOM’s Annual 2017 Computer Reliability Report. “Every Mac we buy is in fact continuing to make and save IBM money,” says Fletcher Previn, VP of...

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Connecticut Disciplines Three Nurses

January 19, 2017
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Connecticut Disciplines Three Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined three nurses, including one who dealt in anabolic steroids. In the steroid case, the board fined RN Michael Mase of New Milford $3,000 and placed his license on probation for a...

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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

January 17, 2017
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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

By Lisa Chedekel 11 hours ago At the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home in East Windsor, the chance that a short-stay patient will end up back in the hospital within 30 days of arriving at the facility is less...

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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

January 10, 2017
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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

By Lisa Chedekel In an unusual move, the FBI is reaching out publicly to patients who were prescribed the powerful narcotic medication Subsys, which federal agents allege was improperly dispensed by practitioners across the country, including a nurse in...

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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

January 5, 2017
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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

By Cara Rosner Nearly half of Connecticut hospitals – 14 out of 31 – will lose a portion of their Medicare payments in 2017 as a penalty for having too many patients who acquired preventable infections and injuries while...

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Thousands Give DNA To Further Crowdsourced Breast Cancer Research Project

January 3, 2017
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Thousands Give DNA To Further Crowdsourced Breast Cancer Research Project

By Cara Rosner Thousands of metastatic breast cancer patients nationwide have given researchers access to their tumors and DNA in the hopes it will lead to breakthrough treatments and therapies for one of the most deadly forms of cancer....

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Connecticut Studies Could Help Keep Elderly Drivers On The Road Longer

December 31, 2016
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Connecticut Studies Could Help Keep Elderly Drivers On The Road Longer

By Maryellen Fillo As the number of elderly drivers steadily increases, the decision about when it’s time to stop driving often falls to their children, who must make the gut-wrenching choice to take away the car keys, and often,...

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Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

December 31, 2016
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Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health has fined five nursing homes for various violations, including two in which residents went missing. Blair Manor in Enfield was fined $3,000 after a resident with dementia and neurocognitive disorder...

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