Prescription Drugs

The exterior of the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals office in St. Louis, July 1, 2013
Whitney Curtis/AP Images for Mallinckrodt, File
AP News
February 26, 2020 - 8:43 am
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted "President's Club" award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. Read more here.
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File photo of pharmaceuticals seen in North Andover, Mass.
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AP News
November 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.
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In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J.
Julio Cortez/AP Photo, File
August 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
By Linda A. Johnson and Nicky Forster, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. After years of frequent list price hikes, many...
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This April 30, 2007, file photo, shows the headquarters of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
July 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Geoff Mulvihill and Riin Aljas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An executive at one of the nation's largest drug distribution companies said under questioning recently that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to the amount of prescription opioid painkillers it ships...
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David Madden
April 02, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Garden State has just made it easier for people in need of help to kick an opioid addiction to get it by removing a bureaucratic roadblock. Medicaid rules needed to be changed when it came to getting approved drugs into the hands of patients, to hear New Jersey...
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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
Toby Talbot/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
By Ken Miller and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The terms were not immediately...
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Steve Tawa
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than a dozen doctors and medical professionals in the Philadelphia region are facing charges of running "pill mills" and allegedly dispensing opioid painkillers to people without legitimate medical needs. U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain alleges the 14 people charged...
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This undated product image provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shows Xarelto. Johnson & Johnson says it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. via AP
February 07, 2019 - 9:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. The health care giant will begin with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto, said Scott White, head of J...
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Doylestown Health recently added a medication disposal box in the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department lobby.
Doylestown Health
Lynne Adkins
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Your medicine cabinet is stocked with old pills and outdated liquid medications, and now is the time to clear it all out. Old or unused medications can be dangerous when they get in the wrong hands, or simply get tossed out, according to Dr. Christine Roussel,...
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Shapiro (right) with Gov. Wolf announcing prescription drug reporting tool.
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Tony Romeo
December 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has launched a new effort to allow for the anonymous reporting of suspicious activity regarding prescription drugs. So what exactly constitutes as "suspicious activity" when it comes to prescription drugs? “A whole bunch of prescription bottles of the...
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