Senate Probing Drug Price Spikes

Washington — A Senate committee has launched an investigation into exorbitant drug price hikes by Turing Pharmaceuticals and three other companies, responding to public anxiety over rising prices for critical medicines. The Senate’s special committee on aging requested documents and information Wednesday from Turing, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and two other drugmakers already under scrutiny for recent price spikes. Notably, the senators...

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Vt. Grapples With Social Worker Safety

Montpelier — For eight months before a social worker was gunned down, a labor-management committee in the Department for Families and Children warned that too-heavy workloads were hurting relationships between social workers and families and contributing to increasing danger, a legislative committee heard Tuesday. “Relationships are really important with respect to worker safety. That does relate to caseload,” DCF Commissioner Ken...

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