“Glimmer Of Hope” Seen On Opioids

by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 7:01 am | Comments (9)

Christopher Peak Photo Harold Shapiro/Yale Law SchoolOpioids overdoses killed so many people in the past year that Connecticut’s forensic examiners ran out of cooler space for the bodies. And yet professionals at the front lines of the crisis reported on a few reasons for hope: Doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, while local law enforcement possesses more tools to reverse overdoses and lock up drug dealers who enabled them.

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Community Health Centers Put Out Funding SOS Call

by Allan Appel | Sep 29, 2017 12:58 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo Thousands of fragile and vulnerable patients — including many potentially arriving from the unfolding humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — may lose access to health care at community centers in New Haven and across the cities of Connecticut. Meanwhile, others will be helped by fewer staffers coordinating their care.

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