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DOC commissioner sued twice in a week over prisoners’ health care

The commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction was sued twice this week, an indication of persistent concerns about the quality of medical care being provided to inmates. The most recent lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges that a 19-year-old man died after he repeatedly asked for medical attention he never received. A second, a class action lawsuit, claims the department has refused to provide life-saving treatment to those incarcerated with hepatitis C. Continue Reading →

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FDA nominee Gottlieb says he’d challenge Trump on vaccines

WASHINGTON — Scott Gottlieb, a Westport doctor, calmly defused tough questions from Democrats during the confirmation hearing Wednesday on his nomination to head the Food and Drug Administration, promising to safeguard the agency’s rigorous review of drug and medical devices. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal says he will fight federal GMO labeling restrictions

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Thursday he will continue to fight federal preemption of state GMO-labeling laws and plans to introduce legislation to repeal it in the next session. Such legislation would face an uphill fight in Congress. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers seek FDA crackdown on false ‘maple-flavored’ labeling

WASHINGTON – It’s a sticky situation, but Rep. Joe Courtney and other Connecticut lawmakers are backing the state’s maple sugar producers who say they – and consumers – are being hurt by those who mislabel their products as containing maple. Continue Reading →

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Herbicide finding intensifies battle over GMO labeling

More than two years after passing the nation’s first law requiring labels on most foods containing genetically engineered components, there are still no labels for Genetically Modified Organisms – GMOs – in Connecticut or anywhere else in the U.S. But GMO labeling advocates now have some new ammunition for a counter-offensive. Continue Reading →

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