Stories tagged: pharmacy
Sun., April 14, 2019
The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.
Sat., April 13, 2019
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.
Thu., April 4, 2019
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.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two men suspected of robbing the Shopko pharmacy on East Sprague Avenue on Thursday night were arrested shortly thereafter.
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
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
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. 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
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 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
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted OxyContin robbery at the Rite Aid at 810 E. 29th Ave.
Tue., May 26, 2009
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
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
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
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
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 …