The deal was slammed by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who is suing Purdue Pharma in state court.
Like its neighbor, CT Purdue suit targets Sacklers
While it’s taken a different legal approach, Connecticut joins Massachusetts in laying the blame for the nation’s opioid crisis on the wealthy Sackler family.
Jepsen sues Purdue, saying it reaped profits by boosting opioid addiction
Connecticut became the latest state on Thursday to sue Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, saying the company purposefully downplayed the risks of addiction of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said he sued in Superior Court because Purdue was not “serious about addressing the states’ very real allegations of misconduct and coming to a meaningful settlement.”
Lawmakers, Malloy administration wrangle over telemedicine
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s congressional delegation is at odds with the Malloy administration over its failure to apply for an expansion of the HUSKY program that would give low-income residents access to new telemedicine services, especially for psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment.
Opioid crisis deepens as Malloy again signs legislation to curb it
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.
Malloy: Senate bill would cost CT billions, end health care for thousands
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate’s health care bill would result in “devastating” Medicaid cuts to Connecticut, reaching $2.9 billion per year by 2026 and stripping tens of thousands of state residents of health care, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. “Plain and simple — the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare is a greater disaster for the people of Connecticut…and needs to be stopped in its tracks,” Malloy said.
As states vie for new opioid-fighting grants, Blumenthal puts CT in the mix
WASHINGTON — No sooner was the ink dry on President Obama’s signature on the 21st Century Cures Act than states, including Connecticut, started competing for new law’s $1 billion in grants to fight opioid addiction.
Senate approves Murphy mental health bill
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy had a significant win Wednesday as the Senate gave final approval to a bill that included his legislation to overhaul the mental health system. “For all the downsides about this job, this is one of those moments that keeps you coming back,” he said.
House approves mental health and addiction bill championed by Murphy, Courtney
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers split with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other progressives in their party Wednesday over a bill that included Sen. Chris Murphy’s mental health bill and authorized the spending of $1 billion on the treatment and prevention of opioid addiction.
Opioid epidemic fueling hospitalizations, hospital costs
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.