Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blumenthal asks FDA why 'agency failed to regulate Med Prep Consulting Inc.'

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., today said in a statement that he sent a "letter to (the) FDA asking why agency failed to regulate compounding pharmacy that manufactured contaminated drugs" Read about the drug recall here. Read the release here:

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

State Sen. Art Linares will hold a 'Town Hall' meeting in Westbrook

WESTBROOK - Republican State Sen. Art Linares will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Westbrook Public Library Community Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 13, according to a statement.

The meeting is free and open to the public, the statement said. Linares will take questions from taxpayers and discuss the state budget.  

“I look forward to talking with Westbrook taxpayers,” Linares said, also in the statement. “I have held similar meetings in Deep River, Colchester, Essex, Haddam and Portland and have found these discussions to be very helpful and informative.  I take your ideas and concerns and bring them with me to the State Capitol.”

Those who cannot attend can contact Linares at or at (800) 842 1421. On the web:, the statement said.

In the photo:  Linares "talks with a taxpayer during his Feb. 26 Town Hall Meeting in Portland.  Sen. Linares will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Westbrook Public Library on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Taxpayers are encouraged to drop in and get their questions answered."
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.