Stories tagged: prescription
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019
U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills most within …
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.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
The nation’s largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use their medications. Beginning next year, all new employer-sponsored health plan …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Wife disputes doctor’s claim that he gave man prescriptions for liquor to ease broken leg pain
Two stories in The Spokesman-Review illustrated the difficulty of enforcing the state’s prohibition laws. In the first story, Spokane County Sheriff George Reid said that he found evidence that one …
Tue., June 27, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to …
Sun., June 18, 2017
The leader of a prescription forgery ring that distributed hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills was sentenced to 76 months in prison.
Tue., March 28, 2017
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches.
Wed., May 25, 2016
Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …
Sun., June 30, 2013
It’s a lesson parents often tell their children: Medicine is not candy. That’s why Nicole Ingram was so surprised when her daughter came home from a day at a Coeur …