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.
State Lawmakers Seek New Prescription Drug Aid Program For SeniorsLawmakers who say the state health care cuts went too far are trying to move the pendulum back.
Police Urge People To Turn In Old Prescription DrugsPolice are making a big effort this coming weekend to get unused prescription drugs out of people’s homes.
Mislabeled Prescription Almost Resulted In Overdose For Elgin ChildIf you have a sick child, you expect the prescription medicine to have the proper directions about how much medication to give, right? An Elgin mother recently began to give her sick daughter her medicine, and then discovered a mistake that could have caused her to give her child an overdose.
Inspector General: Problems Persist At City ClinicsChicago’s Inspector General says old problems persist in the way the City orders, stores and keeps track of prescription drugs for its clinics.