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UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration over opioid epidemic

President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

Safeway to pay $3 million over lax controls at pharmacies, DOJ says

The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies.


Spokane restaurateur takes plea deal in massive drug case

Sally B. Guthrie, owner of several Spokane restaurants and named in a federal indictment filed last year exposing an alleged OxyContin ring between California and Washington state, will plead guilty …


Rosalia nurse’s license suspended after deaths

State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …


Sacred Heart pharmacy tech pleads guilty in pill theft

Pending a judge’s approval, Paul Martsin will spend five years in prison for stealing thousands of high-powered prescription medications and pay more than $11,000 to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where …


Hydrocodone restrictions wanted by FDA

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in …


Sacred Heart drug theft amount ‘incredible’

For more than four years, hundreds of thousands of powerful, highly controlled prescription narcotics disappeared from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy and no one noticed. Between January and …


Pastor arrested in undercover drug, theft probe

A Spokane church pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.