Stories tagged: medications
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
New deals for drugs: No heart attack or your money back
Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
Spokane County settles jail medication lawsuit for $50,000
A Spokane family has won a $50,000 settlement from the county after mental health medications were withheld from their son for more than a week in May 2013.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 5 p.m.
Poll: Most Americans see personal tie to rising prescription painkiller abuse
More than 56 percent of the public say they have a personal connection to the issue, reports the latest monthly tracking poll of the Kaiser Family Foundation. That share includes …
Wed., July 1, 2015, 11:13 a.m.
$2,500 offered for info on Spokane drug store robbery
Witnesses reported a black-clad man walked into the store and demanded medications. He indicated he had a gun.
Mon., Dec. 31, 2012
Rock Doc: Citrus fruits aren’t always the answer
A breakfast of half a grapefruit and some peanut butter on a piece of toast sounds like it would be good for you, doesn’t it? For millions of Americans who …
Sun., June 21, 2009
Drug thefts at jail led to policy changes
They’re paid to guard and care for inmates. But some Kootenai County Jail employees saw the facility as their personal drug store, taking advantage of such lax controls over inmate …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
Seek alternatives to cholesterol medicine
Dear Dr. Gott: I am an active 71-year-old woman with a cholesterol reading of 258, which I know is high. I do not want to go on medication, and my …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009
Seroquel not advised for elderly
Dear Dr. Gott: Please give your opinion on Seroquel being prescribed to a patient with dementia. I’ve heard it is a dangerous drug when given to the elderly, as it …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009
Medication turn-in starts Monday
Effective Monday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department will start accepting prescription and/or over the counter drugs that citizens wish to dispose of, supporting a countywide “Medication Turn-in Program.” Kootenai County …