Category: Prescription Drug News

Americans spend more than anyone else on prescription drugs – Financial Times

Financial TimesAmericans spend more than anyone else on prescription drugsFinancial TimesCommenting on our article, one reader pointed the finger at the drugs industry. Although changes to the diet would go a long way in fixing many health problems, the reader argues “everyone has been led to believe drugs will fix their problem”. He made …

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City devastated by OxyContin use sues Purdue Pharma, claims drugmaker put profits over citizens’ welfare – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCity devastated by OxyContin use sues Purdue Pharma, claims drugmaker put profits over citizens’ welfareLos Angeles Times“A lot of individuals we are coming across have worked, have had a job, and somehow they were introduced to prescription drugs,” said Staci McCole, one of two social workers recently embedded with the Everett Police Department to help officers handle …and more »

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NJ police seize more than 30 bricks of heroin, prescription drugs from Franklin home – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TVNJ police seize more than 30 bricks of heroin, prescription drugs from Franklin homeNew York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TVFRANKLIN, N.J. — Franklin Police Detective Nevin Mattessich trains other police officers on how to use the life-saving drug naloxone. It can reverse a heroin overdose. But another way to save a life is to stop the drug supply at the source. And …

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Costco to pay millions in settlement over prescription drugs – Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)

The Seattle TimesCostco to pay millions in settlement over prescription drugsPacific Northwest Inlander (blog)The giant warehouse store Costco agreed to pay $11.75 million in a settlement to a lawsuit that accused its pharmacies of improperly filling drug prescriptions and failing to keep adequate records for dispensing prescription drugs, according to a news …Costco to pay $11.75M over handling of opioids and other drugsThe Seattle TimesCostco Settles Prescription Lawsuit for $11.75MSanta Barbara EdhatCostco to pay $11.75 million over medical prescriptionsYahoo NewsCourthouse News Serviceall 21 news articles »

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Costco to pay $11.75M over handling of opioids and other drugs – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesCostco to pay $11.75M over handling of opioids and other drugsThe Seattle TimesCostco will pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances and failed to properly track opioids and other dangerous drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.Costco Settles Prescription Lawsuit for $11.75MSanta Barbara EdhatCostco Settles Feds’ Case Over Lax Drug Oversight For $11.75MCourthouse News ServiceCostco to pay $11.75 million over lax U.S. pharmacy controlsYahoo FinanceKOMO Newsall 18 news articles »

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Study raises questions about bias in research of prescription drugs – The Globe and Mail

Study raises questions about bias in research of prescription drugsThe Globe and MailTo do the study, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco selected 190 research papers published in 2013, at random, studying the efficacy of various prescription drugs. The studies were all randomized controlled trials, which are …and more »

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Things to Know About Prescription Drug Coupons – Kiplinger Personal Finance

Kiplinger Personal FinanceThings to Know About Prescription Drug CouponsKiplinger Personal FinancePrescription drug coupons can help defray that hefty expense. You present them at the register of your pharmacy just like any other coupon. They reduce your copay, but do not affect the price your insurer pays for the drug. Drugmakers offer these …

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