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  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors

    Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors
    The mask on the Malloy administration has slipped again. What an ugly face it revealed. How could it be otherwise when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy whacked $469,533 out of the state budget for Connecticut Honor Guard members to attend military funerals. The...
  • VA officials say they will work to end overprescribing

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are trying to put solutions in place to limit narcotic overprescribing practices in VA hospitals, they said Thursday, but lapses still happen. At a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-...
  • VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

    Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. The change...
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015. No NFL games will be blocked from local television next season, the league said Monday at the owners' meetings. The teams voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy...
  • Walker takes himself out of running for US Senate

    David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, has taken himself out of the running to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Walker tells Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1N4aeqK ) he does not plan to oppose the Democratic incumbent next...
  • Blumenthal preparing for another Connecticut Senate battle

    Connecticut's next U.S. Senate election may not be until November 2016, but recent political emails from Sen. Richard Blumenthal warn there's no time to waste. "The lessons of 2014 are clear: there's no such thing as a safe seat. And anyone who isn't...
  • Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch

    Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch
    The Navy wants to add more firepower to its Virginia class submarines, which represent an important chunk of business for Newport News Shipbuilding. Some lawmakers like the idea a lot, and the Navy is now studying whether to accelerate the timetable....
  • Senators demand VA explain cost overruns at Denver hospital

    Lawmakers demanded an explanation Wednesday for huge cost overruns at the new Denver veterans hospital, and some said VA executives should be fired. But one Colorado veterans group said VA spending is under more scrutiny than weapons systems and...
  • Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

    Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves. Congress makes its own rules, and has never subjected itself to open records laws that force agencies such as the State Department...
  • Guardrails used on Virginia highways pass federal tests, but are they safe?

    Questioned guardrail endings used on Virginia highways and across the nation have passed a series of Federal Highway Administration crash tests, the agency announced Friday. The FHWA said it's not done with all its analysis, but the results are good...