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A Not-So Public Commissioner of Public Health

The state health commissioner’s decision to keep private a robust data set detailing school-level vaccination rates in Connecticut, along with her insistence that it’s not her job to weigh in on matters of public health, is rattling some policy makers and provoking...

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Doctors don’t always know what patients will owe for meds

Doctors don’t always know what patients will owe for meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the No. 1 reason patients don't fill their prescriptions: sticker shock. While the price of almost any good or service can be found online, most Americans don't know what they'll owe for a prescription medication until they get it. Unexpected...

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Blumenthal slams drug makers for EpiPen shortages

As the back-to-school season gets underway, the makers of EpiPen, an anti-allergy injector, are being blamed for shortages and – in a recurring complaint – exorbitant prices. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., continued his long -running criticisms of Mylan, which...

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DPH Officials Decline To Take Position On Religious Exemption

DPH Officials Decline To Take Position On Religious Exemption

Michael Bolduc, head of the Department of Public Health’s vaccine program BRIDGEPORT, CT — Officials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health joined federal and local officials Wednesday at the Southwest Community Health Center to talk about the importance of...

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