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JAMA highlights CT bill to limit extreme drug price increases

A recent JAMA article highlights bills to reduce drug price increases across states, including Connecticut’s bill. The bills call for ...
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CTNJ: OP-ED | Drug Affordability Requires Limits On Price Gouging

Jay Gironimi has cystic fibrosis and he is grateful for the drugs that help him live. But he disagrees with ...
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CT hospitals rank 15th among states in avoiding low value care, worst in New England

Every 80 seconds a US hospital provides a low value test or procedures to an older adult, putting hundreds of ...
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CT hospital quality improves in new CMS star ratings

Download the report Connecticut hospitals improved their overall quality performance this year, according to Medicare.gov Compare’s 2021 update. Connecticut hospitals ...
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CT ozone pollution among worst in US

Fairfield is the 19th most ozone polluted US county for 2017-2019 according to the American Lung Association’s latest report on ...
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OP-ED | When Data Becomes An Excuse To Prevent Change

Data is important. The drumbeat for data-driven policymaking in health care isn’t wrong. Policy decisions that aren’t informed by independent, ...
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Response: Lobbyist uses seniors and people with disabilities to protect drug company profits

Reading William Smith’s CT Mirror opinion, I was worried that my state had passed draconian laws that were harming the ...
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Book Club — Change: How to Make Big Things Happen

Change: How to Make Big Things Happen by Damon Centola should be required reading for advocates. How do big shifts ...
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CTNJ Opinion: Remember Public Health’s Value After COVID Is Gone

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a bright light on the weakness of the U.S. public health system. Countries with strong ...
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