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The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


Hospital pharmacies to receive upgrades to bring them in line drug-handling standards

Two local hospital pharmacies are getting upgraded to comply with standards regarding the sterility and handling of drugs, according to permits issued by the city.


CVS spreads same-day prescription deliveries to 36 states

CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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

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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …