Lori Dingwell of Waterbury tested positive for COVID-19. Despite her insurance, she racked up $10,000 in medical debt.
Trust levels among people of color are “really low,” one woman says.
Rhonda Eigabroadt belongs to a club nobody aspires to join: patients experiencing symptoms and health problems long after contracting COVID-19.
The pandemic-elated losses and setbacks parents suffer can stay with their children well into adulthood.
Purdue Pharma, in bankruptcy and embroiled in thousands of lawsuits for its role in the opioid crisis, paid Connecticut doctors and nurse practitioners $394,662 in 2018, a slight drop of 9% from $433,246 the prior year, federal data show.
In the wake of the opioid epidemic, doctors are writing fewer prescriptions for opioids.
Shawn was 4 years old when he watched his dad, Jonathan Whaley, keel over at their doorstep from a gunshot wound to his back. He remembers the pool of blood, the paramedics, and the police. Whaley, 34, didn’t make it. Shawn is now 8 years old. He lives with his grandmother and five siblings in one of Hartford’s rundown neighborhoods. “They got a lot of anger,” said Ishmeal Turner, Shawn’s grandfather. “It’s been rough. Rough.”
With physicians’ compensation from pharmaceutical and medical device companies under increasing scrutiny, payments to doctors in Connecticut for consultant work rose to $8.5 million in 2017, up from $8 million in 2016.