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Prescription Drugs

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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

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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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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Local Police Departments Collect Old Prescription Drugs

Police 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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

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State Lawmakers Seek New Prescription Drug Aid Program For Seniors

Lawmakers who say the state health care cuts went too far are trying to move the pendulum back.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

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Police Urge People To Turn In Old Prescription Drugs

Police are making a big effort this coming weekend to get unused prescription drugs out of people’s homes.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Daniella Kinnard's mother nearly gave her an overdose of prescription medication because it was mislabeled with the incorrect dosage. (Credit: CBS)

Mislabeled Prescription Almost Resulted In Overdose For Elgin Child

If 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.

CBS 2–03/06/2012

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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

Dr. Joshua Baron, 37, of S. Taylor Ave. in Oak Park (Credit: Wilmette Police Department)

Doc Accused Of Trading Drugs For Sex

A west suburban pediatrician accused of using craigslist to offer prescription drugs for sex pleaded not guilty to a drug charge on Tuesday.

03/15/2011