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Posted inHealth

Pharmacists offer overdose-reversing drug, but say demand muted

Some customers thank Ed Schreiner for making naloxone available at his pharmacy. The bin with brochures about the drug, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is often empty. But since last year, only about a dozen people have asked Schreiner to prescribe the drug. Other pharmacists said they’ve been similarly surprised by the low demand, given the state’s ongoing opioid crisis.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Connecticut must find balance on medical marijuana issue

I recently came across an op-ed in the Hartford Courant written by Dr. Yifrah Kaminer on July 5. He outlined his concerns and opinions about Connecticut’s medical marijuana program — including his opposition to a proposal to spend $60,000 to educate physicians and patients about medical marijuana. As a board certified pediatrician who has been practicing for 38 years, I felt compelled to respond.