The state has ordered 26,690 doses of the immunization and 91 providers have signed up to receive a supply of the vaccine.
Lamont faults CDC on J&J vaccine pause: ‘I would have handled it differently’
Gov. Ned Lamont and other governors expressed dismay to the White House over pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Connecticut sends COVID-19 distribution plan to CDC
The proposal calls for a three-stage distribution plan, but complex logistics remain unresolved.
Doubts about COVID-19 vaccine have spurred calls for transparency from Pfizer, other pharmaceuticals
‘The trust is not there,’ said Yale cardiologist Harlan Krumholz.
COVID-19 vaccine makers seek diversity in clinical trials in Connecticut and elsewhere
While Blacks and Latinos are hardest hit by the coronavirus, they are wary of participating in vaccine trials.
Connecticut receives its first, small, allotment of coronavirus-fighting remdesivir
Although it is a coronavirus “hot spot,” Connecticut was not among those to receive the first shipments of the drug.
Coronavirus drug remdesivir scarce in Connecticut
There are concerns about who will have access to the only drug known to reduce the severity of COVID-19.
Concerns rise in Congress about coronavirus’ impact on U.S. drug supply
Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are among lawmakers leading efforts to see whether the virus will harm supply.
Lawmakers, health experts call for stricter limits on heavy metals in baby food
Researchers at Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95% of tested baby foods contained chemicals and metals that can affect brain development.
DeLauro focuses on health risks of vaping as lung disease stumps CDC
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has asked federal regulators to take e-cigarettes off the shelves, tackled the twin threats posed by teen vaping and an epidemic of lung injuries.
Blumenthal slams drug makers for EpiPen shortages
As the back-to-school season begins, the makers of EpiPen, an anti-allergy injector, are being blamed for shortages of the drug and inflated prices.
Lawmakers seek to curb youth access to e-cigarettes, tobacco
An e-cigarette. Connecticut lawmakers are sounding the alarm on teen vaping and tobacco use with a wave of legislation that would impose further restrictions on the products and attempt to curb youth access as states across the country are taking up similar measures. Bills introduced from both sides of the aisle or with bipartisan support […]
Hayes joins hunt for McConnell in attempt to end shutdown
WASHINGTON – Followed by a phalanx of journalists, Rep. Jahana Hayes joined a group of House Democratic freshmen Wednesday who went on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pressure him to hold votes on Democratic bills that would end the shutdown. They did not find McConnell, but even if they had, there’s little evidence they would succeeded in ending a 26-day stalemate.
Number of CT high schoolers vaping doubled over two years
The number of Connecticut high school students who used vaping products, such as e-cigarettes, doubled from 2015 to 2017, according to a new study released by the state Department of Public Health.
Drug-price transparency bill passes legislature with no dissent
A bill designed to help Connecticut officials peer into the black box of drug pricing won final approval from a unanimous state Senate early Wednesday, and will now go to the governor. Proponents of the measure called it a necessary first step toward curbing expensive prescription drug prices.