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Malloy urged protection for pharmaceutical firms in trade pact

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook commission.

WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other elected officials lobbied the Obama administration for a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact that would protect pharmaceutical companies making some of the most cutting-edge and expensive drugs against competitors who want to make cheaper, generic versions of those medicines. Continue Reading →

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Public gets first look at health industry payments to doctors


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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