Scanlon Hails Committee OK Of Opioid Bill

February 24, 2016

Representative Sean Scanlon applauds the unanimous 22-0 vote that was taken in the Public Health Committee today to approve legislation that expands on the state’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Scanlon Leads Forum On Opioid Epidemic

February 23, 2016

Representative Sean Scanlon brings together experts, local first responders and parents he has worked with to discuss the opioid epidemic at a forum in Guilford. According to statistics released recently, 720 Connecticut citizens died of an overdose in 2015. In 2014 that number was 327; in 2012, it was 86.

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Looking at Health Care From All Sides

February 10, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley, who has gotten a close-up view of the health-care industry from literally inside and out, writes in an op-ed in the Norwich Bulletin about his hope that all parties in the health-care budget process adopt a patient-focused perspective.

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Walgreens Fights Prescription Drug Abuse

February 10, 2016

Walgreens is installing kiosks in its drugstores to allow customers to safely dispose of unused prescriptions.

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