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Psychologists Seek Authority To Prescribe Drugs In Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly could soon vote on a measure that would allow psychologists — who are not medical doctors — to prescribe medicines much the same as psychiatrists who have medical degrees.

05/21/2014

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18 School Children Sent To Hospital After Taking Medication

Police say 18 students were taken to hospitals Thursday after they took an undetermined prescription medication at school.

10/10/2013

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FDA: Prescription Mix-Ups A Problem For Pets, Too

The FDA said it’s easy for errors to be made when filling a prescription for your pet. FDA investigators discovered errors stemming from simple issues such as: lookalike packaging, drugs with similar names, and simple penmanship errors.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

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Gaining Weight And Don’t Know Why? Maybe It’s Your Medication

You’re watching your diet and nothing is different, but suddenly you notice you’re gaining weight. As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, the problem could be the medications you’re taking.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

Lipitor (atorvastain calcium) tablets made by Pfizer and distributed by Parke-Davis are seen November 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. Pfizer's patent on the best-selling drug of all-time, the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor, expired on November 30, 2011, opening the path to generic competitors for America's most popular medication. Lipitor came on the market in 1997, and has raked in some $100 billion for Pfizer even in a crowded market that includes various other cholesterol-lowering statins, many of which have already gone generic. In the United States, anti-cholesterol drugs account for 255 million prescriptions a year, and about nine million people are taking Lipitor. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lipitor Loses Patent, Generic Options To Arrive Soon

The best selling drug of all time is going generic. Lipitor lost its patent protection on Wednesday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on the effect newer and cheaper generic versions of the medication could have on your wallet.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

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Police: Missing Boy, 16, May Be Suicidal

Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy, who is off his medication and may be suicidal.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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Chicago Autism Patients To Take Part In Clinical Study

One hundred fifty patients diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders between the ages of 5 and 21 will be taking part in clinical trials across the country, including in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/14/2011

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Lawsuit: Jail Inmate Denied HIV Meds

A former inmate is suing the Cook County Jail, claiming he didn’t receive the medication he needed while behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2010