Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Standard Treatment MedicationOnly 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history.
Warm Weather Brings More Ticks, Fleas For PetsAn animal hospital owner said fleas and ticks are already hopping on dogs going for quick walks around the block.
Drug To Prevent Migraines Being Researched By Chicago DoctorIt can strike quick and leave you unable to do anything, sometimes for days. Migraines debilitate more than 33 million people nationwide. Now a new clinical study is showing positive results in preventing them.
Walgreens Launches Program For Safe Disposal Of MedicationThere are now 45 sites across Illinois where people can discard of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and other controlled substances.
Psychologists Seek Authority To Prescribe Drugs In IllinoisThe 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.
18 School Children Sent To Hospital After Taking MedicationPolice say 18 students were taken to hospitals Thursday after they took an undetermined prescription medication at school.
FDA: Prescription Mix-Ups A Problem For Pets, TooThe 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.
Gaining Weight And Don't Know Why? Maybe It's Your MedicationYou'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.
Lipitor Loses Patent, Generic Options To Arrive SoonThe 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.
Police: Missing Boy, 16, May Be SuicidalPolice are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy, who is off his medication and may be suicidal.
Chicago Autism Patients To Take Part In Clinical StudyOne 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.
Lawsuit: Jail Inmate Denied HIV MedsA former inmate is suing the Cook County Jail, claiming he didn’t receive the medication he needed while behind bars.