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Public gets first look at health industry payments to doctors

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WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical companies and medical-device manufacturers paid more than $6 million to about 5,400 Connecticut doctors for various services during the last five months of 2013, a Connecticut Mirror examination of a newly released federal database shows. Though only a five-month snapshot, the new data provides the public with the ability to examine actual payments to their own doctors for the first time. We've made searching the Connecticut data easy. Continue Reading →

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Veterans issues a focus of Connecticut’s hottest congressional races

Retired Army Lt. Col. David Cole is featured in U.S. Rep. Jim Hime's campaign commerical.

WASHINGTON – Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and Jim Himes, D-4th District, have made the care of veterans a focus of their reelection campaigns, following a national trend that put the nation’s veterans near the top of the list of political issues this year. Continue Reading →

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Gun control PAC puts up $500K for TV time in Connecticut

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A national gun-control group co-founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and funded by some of the wealthiest names in technology gave $501,000 Thursday to a political action committee to air television ads in Connecticut's race for governor. Continue Reading →

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Esty, Himes top House fundraisers

Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has raised more campaign money than any member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, an analysis of the latest reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission show.
Esty raised a little more than $2.5 million as of Sept. 30. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, raised a little less than $2.5 million. Continue Reading →

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