Tag: Health Care
In a mailing blitz targeting the public places and businesses frequented by senior citizens, Westchester County last month launched a community education campaign in an ongoing effort by a public and private partnership to curb elder abuse, a growing and often hidden national problem.
Between snake-oil pitches and more substantive remedies for what ails Connecticut’s health-care system, Gov. M. Jodi Rell and state Democrats left the patient languishing on the legislative gurney right up to a cliffhanger ending worthy of Grey’s Anatomy.
“One day,” said Ann Palmer Moss of the Elant Foundation, “it will be us.”
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) might soon be able to receive treatment at a Hudson Valley facility that specializes in such cases, enabling vets from the area to get help closer to home.
Since adopted into law at the end of last year, the recommendations of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, or the Berger Commission as it’s better known, have triggered a number of lawsuits from health-care employee unions and facilities that have been slated for closing or downsizing.
Even as Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. enjoys rapidly escalating revenue and accolades for its sales force, it is battling government lawyers’ claims that a subsidiary improperly inflated wholesale drug prices it reports in order to help client pharmacies sell drugs.