Between 70% to 80% of hospitalized COVID patients are unvaccinated, said CT Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani.
The pandemic has unleashed a wave of charlatans and hucksters who have endangered people’s lives and stolen their money.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released long-awaited guidelines for prescribing opioid-based pain medicine, but it’s not clear how closely doctors will follow them.
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.
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.