Prescription Drugs

opioids
Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean
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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opioids
Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean
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 (KYW Newsradio) — Your medicine cabinet is stocked with old pills and outdated liquid medications, and now is the time to clear it all out.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.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
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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Chris Cornell
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
November 02, 2018 - 1:04 pm
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chris Cornell's doctor is to blame for the Soundgarden singer's death, his family states in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Dr. Robert Koblin "negligently and repeatedly" prescribed "dangerous mind-altering controlled substances" that impaired Cornell and "caused him to...
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Michael Flick has stepped down as principal of Great Valley High School.
Great Valley High School
Dan Wing
October 31, 2018 - 6:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The principal of a Chester County high school has resigned after being arrested on theft and drug possession charges. A letter sent to parents on Tuesday announced that Great Valley High School Principal Michael Flick had officially stepped down. Authorities...
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Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Four doctors who were practicing in Montgomery County are facing charges on allegations that they were illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said the charges are serious and the...
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Medication Costs
Lynne Adkins
May 26, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Are you worried that you're paying too much for your prescriptions? There's a way to find out and it's as easy as the click of a mouse. Does your pharmacy charge you more for your medications than the drug store across the street? Find out at Pennsylvania's...
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