Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday aimed at curbing the growing opioid epidemic in Connecticut, days after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that an average of nearly three Connecticut residents are dying every day from accidental drug intoxication. Continue Reading →
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The Senate has passed several non-controversial House bills awaiting final action since gaveling in Tuesday afternoon, including bills on hate crimes, opioids, eye care in the digital age and pregnant women in the workplace. Continue Reading →
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Every day, headlines detail the casualties of the nation’s surge in heroin and prescription painkiller abuse: the funerals, the broken families and the patients cycling in and out of treatment. Now, a new study sheds light on another repercussion — how this public health problem is adding to the nation’s ballooning health care costs and who’s shouldering that burden. Continue Reading →