Stories tagged: prescription drugs
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label under a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday in a bid to lower prices by increasing competition …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
A glitch in Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson’s third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.
Wed., May 16, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018
On Saturday, you can hand your prescription drugs over to a police officer – no questions asked.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
The Trump administration hasn’t mentioned money, but it’s going to take billions. Any plans to cut Medicaid will undermine a response to the opioid crisis.
Wed., May 3, 2017
Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for …
Thu., April 20, 2017
Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
In 2017, I will try to tip the balance: I will not only try to write fewer prescriptions, I will also try to get more of my patients off their …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
For Pfizer, bigger is still better. By deciding not to split in two after a lengthy evaluation, a decision announced Monday, the New York-based drugmaker is keeping greater leverage with …
Wed., July 6, 2016
Patients fill significantly fewer prescriptions for conditions like nausea and pain in states where medical marijuana is available, researchers reported Wednesday in one of the first studies to examine how …
Mon., July 4, 2016
Rising drug prices are creating anxiety for patients, politicians and physicians across the country, with little relief in sight.
Mon., July 4, 2016
Don’t have to buy costly prescription – as long as you don’t touch it.
Tue., June 21, 2016
New hepatitis C treatments could help eradicate the deadly infectious disease and also break the bank. Idaho has been forced to limit which Medicaid patients and prison inmates get drugs …
Fri., May 6, 2016
Andrew Kornfeld’s red-eye flight to bring a prescription drug to Prince has been described by his attorney as a “lifesaving mission” to persuade the superstar to start treatment for addiction. …
Sat., March 12, 2016
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) were designed to control drug pricing, but they’ve become large entities in need of regulation.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
Walgreens is installing medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores across the U.S. in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. – As the furor over soaring U.S. prescription drug prices escalates and outrageous price hikes by several smaller drugmakers give the entire industry a black eye, the biggest …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Rite Aid’s $2 billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for health care companies: Finding ways to tame customer costs. The …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced at least one stadium Sunday to check an NFL team’s medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Spokane police on Monday arrested a man suspected of robbing a north Spokane Walgreens pharmacy at knifepoint twice last week. Steven R. Prigan, 22, faces charges of first-degree robbery, unlawful …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
The number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Spokane County has plummeted over the past three years. The number of such deaths in the county has dropped 40 percent, comparing …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2012
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has pleaded guilty to charges that he broke into a house and possessed prescription painkillers.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012
Ryan Leaf’s arraignment on charges that the former NFL quarterback broke into two homes in Montana and stole prescription drugs has been postponed.
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
A retired Spokane firefighter with a history of impaired driving and a conviction for vehicular homicide was arrested again Thursday after a state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath. David …