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Posted inHealth

Should CT give terminally ill patients the ‘right to try’ unapproved treatments?

Since being diagnosed with ALS, Debra Gove has participated in eight studies, hoping to give researchers insights that could lead to a cure. She’s participating in a clinical trial, but knows there’s a chance she got a placebo, and that she’ll be dead before the treatment can be widely available. Should state lawmakers make it easier for patients like her to try unapproved treatments?

Posted inMoney, Politics

Treasurer: Malloy plan could harm state’s reputation with investors

State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier warned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday that one component of his new budget could harm Connecticut’s reputation on Wall Street. In a letter released to the media Friday evening, Nappier – a Democrat – called the Democratic governor’s plan to rely on $325 million in borrowing to cover operating costs “too aggressive.”

Posted inEducation

UConn asserts contracting watchdog has only limited power over it

The University of Connecticut has told the watchdog agency that oversees state contracting that it has only limited authority to investigate allegations made against the school. “The constituent units [of higher education] are not ‘state contracting agencies’” under the law, UConn’s Office of the General Counsel wrote to the state Contracting Standards Board in an email earlier this month.