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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Spokane pharmacies divided on carrying Zantac after cancer-causing chemical found in medication

Several large pharmacy chains pulled Zantac after the FDA announced it had found small amounts of a cancer-causing chemical in the heartburn medication, but not all local pharmacies have followed …


Mariah McKay and Janna Williams: Chain pharmacy pricing unfair to consumers

If Walmart or CVS tried charging five times more than local grocers for bread, milk and bananas, their customers would promptly start buying locally. Yet a new report from the …


Walgreens: No new Washington Medicaid patients

Walgreens has told Washington state officials that it will no longer fill prescriptions for new Medicaid patients as of April 16 because it isn’t being reimbursed enough by the state.


Two men sought in Spokane pharmacy robbery

Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in a pharmacy robbery police linked to a 20-year-old woman.


Reward in OxyContin robberies up to $2,000

The reward for information that helps capture a suspected two-time pharmacy robbery is now up to $2,000.


Walgreens hopes special safes suppress OxyContin robberies

OxyContin robberies in Washington have prompted an unprecedented response from one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains. New time-delayed safes have been installed in Walgreens pharmacies across the state to …


Drug maker offers reward in pharmacy robbery

The company that makes OxyContin is offering a $1,000 reward for information that solves a Spokane pharmacy robbery Sunday.


Sentenced to 4 years, robber cites addiction

A 24-year-old convicted robber told a judge Thursday how he went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to a man’s throat to get …


Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone. A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of …


Pharmacist says ex-worker ‘snookered’ him

Prescription drug crimes plaguing Art Tyrrell’s independent pharmacy spurred him to merge his operations with Safeway last month, ending the pharmacy’s run of nearly 100 years on South Perry Street. …