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What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date

Since the 1970’s, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.


Blake Shelton, Shakira

Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.


Douglass Bevel (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Inventor Douglass Bevel

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a Chicagoan who has developed a product that ensures patients take their medication.


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Best Ingredients For A Natural Medicine Cabinet

As Chicago welcomes autumn’s crisp air, a season plump with pumpkins, ripe with fresh apples, shorter days and the return of school, we also begrudgingly play host to cold and flu season from frost until spring thaw…


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Hospitals Facing Shortages Of Vital Medicines

This year, 213 drugs – including many life-saving medications – have been very hard to get. At least 15 deaths nationwide are being blamed on the drug shortage.

CBS 2–10/11/2011

Bruce Beutler

Chicago Native Shares Nobel Prize In Medicine

A Chicago-born and trained researcher is one of three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Prescription Drugs

Inspector General: Problems Persist At City Clinics

Chicago’s Inspector General says old problems persist in the way the City orders, stores and keeps track of prescription drugs for its clinics.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2011


Patients, Doctors Hope FDA Doesn’t Ban Cancer Drug

Desperate patients and their doctors have been battling a recommendation to revoke approval of the breast cancer drug Avastin, a move the FDA could make before the end of the year.

CBS 2–12/15/2010