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The long road to lower drug prices hits some potholes

When Washington returned from its winter holiday break in January, it seemed everyone was talking about lowering drug prices. Energized by a new class of freshmen and a few weeks away from the office, members of Congress were ready to wag their fingers at drug company...

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Families Celebrate Bill Reclassifying Fentanyl as a Narcotic

Families Celebrate Bill Reclassifying Fentanyl as a Narcotic

HARTFORD, CT — A trio of families who lost loved ones to fentanyl overdoses gathered Wednesday in Gov. Ned Lamont’s office to watch him sign legislation that reclassifies the drug as a narcotic. It was a ceremonial bill signing. Lamont signed the bill into law on June...

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US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

(CNN)Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The slight decline in drug overdose deaths marked the...

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Anthem, ConnectiCare Propose Rate Increases for 2020

Anthem, ConnectiCare Propose Rate Increases for 2020

HARTFORD, CT — Ten health insurance companies, including two offering health insurance plans both on and off the exchange, proposed an average 7.8% increase in rates for 2020. Anthem Health Plans, Inc., which is one of the two companies competing for business on the...

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