Stories tagged: pharmacy
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: Kootenai Health looks to $4.3M pharmacy project
Kootenai Health has been issued permits for a $4.3 million pharmacy expansion, the tail end of work on a $45.2 million project expanding the hospital’s emergency department and operating rooms.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law
Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans’ wait times
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans who receive …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
People’s Pharmacy: Unbearable itching after stopping Xyzal antihistamine
Q: I tried to stop Xyzal after taking it for 10 years for allergies. Every time I stopped, I’d itch like crazy and break out in hives. I thought I …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects Washington pharmacists’ appeal of Plan B rule
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Naloxone, lifesaving drug to reverse OD, to be sold without prescription locally
A drug that can reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses will soon be available to anyone in Washington and Idaho without a prescription.
Wed., May 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: 2 firefighters still seriously ill after inhaling toxic fumes in downtown fire
From our archives, 100 years ago About 57 Spokane firefighters were still suffering from the effects of toxic fumes from a fire in a downtown pharmaceutical storeroom.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
McKesson acquires Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall
Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. is buying Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall Health from Katz Group for $2.2 billion, strengthening McKesson’s Canadian pharmaceutical supply chain.
Sat., March 1, 2014
Pharmacists denied service to embattled Rosalia nurse
A Rosalia nurse practitioner who was stripped of her license last week by the state complained to Spokane pharmacists last summer after some stopped filling her prescriptions for painkillers. “It …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014, 10:20 p.m.
Shopko pharmacy robbed; two suspects arrested
Two men suspected of robbing the Shopko pharmacy on East Sprague Avenue on Thursday night were arrested shortly thereafter.
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Rash of crimes in Spokane mars new year
For the second year in a row, Spokane detectives were kept on their toes by a string of post-New Year’s crime, which this year left one man shot dead, his …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 2:22 p.m.
Man steals narcotics from North Spokane Rite Aid
Police are looking for a man who stole prescription narcotics from a North Spokane drug store Tuesday night.
Wed., March 28, 2012
Bates Drug Stores Inc. agrees to pay settlement
Bates Drug Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $602,271 to settle allegations that it double-billed Medicare and Medicaid. The U.S. Department of Justice along with Washington state officials announced the …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
New ground breaking on Riverpoint project
When Erik Nelson went back to school to become a pharmacist, he faced a long road, in more ways than one. A young father living in Spokane, Nelson enrolled in …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2010
Walgreen’s fights drop in Medicaid payments
Walgreen Co. said it will stop filling Medicaid prescriptions at about half of its pharmacies in Washington next month because of continued reimbursement reductions. Walgreen’s, the largest drugstore chain in …
Sat., July 18, 2009, 7:04 p.m.
Man tries to rob South Hill Rite Aid
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted OxyContin robbery at the Rite Aid at 810 E. 29th Ave.
Tue., May 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m.
Pharmacy robber pleads guilty
Edward A. Saner admitted Tuesday to committing seven pharmacy robberies in the Inland Northwest. Creative detective work helped crack the case.
Sun., March 29, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
South Hill pharmacy robbed
The pharmacy located inside the Albertsons grocery store at 510 E. 37th Ave., on Spokane’s South Hill, was robbed this morning.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2008
Summer a season of OxyContin holdups
It’s become a familiar scenario this summer: A man walks up to a pharmacy counter and passes a note demanding OxyContin pills, then escapes with a cache of the powerful …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2008
Pharmacist tracks robbery suspects
A Coeur d’Alene pharmacist’s pursuit of two suspects in a prescription-drug robbery spree Wednesday led to their arrests. Police hope the arrests of Hayden Lake residents Patrick Augerlavoie, 32, and …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2007
Northwest Health sues ReliantRx
A new Spokane pharmacy faces a lawsuit from the competitor its founders left to start the business. The owners of ReliantRx LLC, a pharmacy serving long-term care facilities, allegedly used …