Pharmacies Receive Approval to Collect Unused Prescription Drugs

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, the House Republican Leader on the Regulation Review Committee, announced last week that the committee signed off on allowing pharmacies to collect unused prescription drugs to be properly disposed of.

“Making it easier for residents to dispose of unused prescription drugs will help prevent prescription drugs from potentially getting in the hands of children and younger adults,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “This is another step to helping combat

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New Laws – July 1st

Posted on July 9, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday, July 1st, many new laws that may affect you and our community went into effect.

I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can also find a copy of the 2019 Major Public Acts by clicking here.

Public Act 19-117 – An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2021

Public Act 19-103 – An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for Expansion of Advanced

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May 17th to be Named Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Day

Posted on June 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria announced on Monday that May 17th of each year will be proclaimed Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Day in honor of Nina Poeta a local Seymour resident.

“I want to thank my fellow lawmakers for supporting this legislation that will raise awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomao and to remember Nina Poeta,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “Sadly there is no cure for this tumor and raising awareness for this type of brain cancer could one day help find a cure.”

According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomao (DIPG) is a type of tumor that starts in the brain stem, the part of the brain just above the back of the neck and connected to the spine. The brain stem controls breathing, heart rate and the nerves and muscles that help us see, hear, walk, talk and eat. These tumors are called gliomas because they grow from glial cells, a type of supportive cell in the brain.

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