Nursing Homes Misuse Drugs To Control Residents, Report ClaimsA scandalous new report is claiming that nursing homes across the U.S. are misusing prescription drugs in order to control the behavior of elderly patients with dementia.
License Of Schaumburg Psychiatrist SuspendedDr. Wolfrum is also accused of failing to comply with multiple federal regulations related to the ordering, keeping and dispensing of controlled substances.
Statewide Poll Reveals New Statistics On Illinois' Opioid EpidemicThe National Safety Council released Thursday findings of a statewide poll on the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Proposed Ordinance To Keep Close Watch On Rising Drug Prices In ChicagoAldermen Edward M. Burke held Tuesday a hearing on the proposed “Chicago Drug Pricing Transparency Ordinance” to mandate that pharmaceutical manufacturers whose drugs are sold in Chicago must disclose price hikes 90 days in advance if those increases fall into one of a series of categories.
Former Pharmacy Execs Allegedly Paid Bribes To Illinois DoctorThe indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, along with five others, conspired to bribe practitioners in various states to prescribe Subsys, a powerful narcotic intended to treat cancer paints dealing with intense pain. In exchange for the bribes and kickbacks, the doctors allegedly wrote large numbers of prescriptions — most not even for cancer patients.
Ways To Save Money On Your Prescription DrugsAs CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, there are ways for everybody to save money on medicine.
2 Investigators: Pharmacy Workers Selling Prescription Drugs On The StreetMore than 40 people a day die from prescription drug overdoses and now officials say a growing source of the drugs they abuse are pharmacy workers who have access to all kinds of drugs.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Measure To Battle Heroin AbuseTwo Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget year.
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.
Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
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.
Local Police Departments Collect Old Prescription DrugsPolice departments around the Chicago area and the country are taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's prescription drug turn-in program Saturday, taking unwanted drugs so they don't end up in the wrong hands.