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Patients struggled to fill prescriptions after glitch with CVS network

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CVS Pharmacy system issue impacts filling prescriptions

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Study: North Dakota antibiotic prescriptions declining

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Letter: Act on prescription drug bills, Sen. Hatch

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Record amount of drugs collected on Take Back Day

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Police stations across country want your old prescription drugs

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‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’ is Saturday

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VA, Pentagon explore health system merge | Indiana | Journal Gazette
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Millions face pain, withdrawal as opioid prescriptions plummet
Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. Hale's suffering persisted for years, despite all sorts of treatments. Finally, in 2006, he was prescribed strong doses of opioids. Fast-forward 10 years. Still on his pain killers, Hale was popping so many of the highly addictive pills that he regularly ran out of his prescription early   Read More ...
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The new oxy? There's another popular prescription drug to watch - | WBTV Charlotte
(WWBT) - In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. Instead of prescribing opioids, this drug was thought to be just what the doctor ordered for some patients. But there's a growing body of research uncovering the misuse of it. And now there's even a black market for this popular prescription - gabapentin - being sold cheaply on the streets, with the slang name “johnnys   Read More ...
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The new oxy? There's another popular prescription drug to watch
(WWBT) - In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. Instead of prescribing opioids, this drug was thought to be just what the doctor ordered for some patients. But there's a growing body of research uncovering the misuse of it. And now there's even a black market for this popular prescription - gabapentin - being sold cheaply on the streets, with the slang name “johnnys   Read More ...
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Reno Doctor Faces Sentencing in Alleged Fatal Prescription Drug Ring
The Nevada doctor who previously pleaded guilty in an alleged fatal painkiller ring is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Monday. In July, Dr. Robert Rand pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and distribution of a controlled substance. The Department of Justice says according to admissions made in the plea agreement, Rand prescribed an excessive amount of oxycodone to a patient without a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of professional practice that resulted in the patient’s death from oxycodone intoxication   Read More ...
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Just Ask Us: What should I do with unused prescription medications?
Q: What are you supposed to do with unused and expired prescription drugs? A: Although prescription drug take back day has passed, several drop-off sites are open year-round throughout Dane County. MedDrop will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications in the forms of pills, liquids, creams, powders and patches, as well as pet medications, vitamins, nebulizer solutions and inhalers. MedDrop will not accept illegal drugs, IV bags, oxygen tanks, thermometers or any needles or lancets   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Lipocine says ‍FDA assigned a new prescription drug user fee act goal date of May 8, 2018 for Tlando​
Nov 17 (Reuters) - Lipocine Inc * U.S. FDA extends review for Tlando™; advisory committee meeting date of January 10, 2018 remains unchanged * Lipocine Inc - FDA has assigned a new prescription drug user fee act goal date of May 8, 2018 for Tlando Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
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Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen joins mayors in push to change federal drug policy on opioid distribution
AGAWAM -- Mayor Richard A. Cohen has joined forces with over two dozen Massachusetts mayors to push for restoration of the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to pursue unlawful prescription drug distribution. Cohen and leaders from across the commonwealth believe the wholesale distribution of prescription drugs is not only inappropriate, but has helped fuel the opioid crisis plaguing Massachusetts and much of the rest of the nation   Read More ...
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Patients struggled to fill prescriptions after glitch with CVS network
NEW YORK – Several customers are struggling to fill their prescriptions after an “internal” issue at CVS Pharmacies. On Tuesday, CVS Pharmacy announced that some of its locations were experiencing an issue that prevented them from filling prescriptions. Non-executive Chairman David Dorman told CNBC that system outages at CVS Health pharmacies are due to an “internal network infrastructure issue.” The company took to Twitter to say that stores would still be able to fill prescriptions, but customers and employees said that was not the case   Read More ...
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Would you use an internet recipe to make your own prescription drugs?
Imagine a world in which you produce the prescription medicine you need right inside your home. With the push of a button, a machine synthesizes your blood pressure medication, without a trip to the pharmacy. In addition, the cost is minimal. The concept of “open-source” medicine, where drug formulas are shared openly online to use and modify, is a somewhat utopian vision of the future of health care   Read More ...
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Patients struggle to fill prescriptions as CVS Pharmacy system stumbles
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CVS Pharmacy system interruption impacting patients' prescriptions
CVS Pharmacy system interruption impacting patients' prescriptions BOSTON — For the second day in a row, a system problem at CVS Pharmacy is causing some headaches for customers. The Rhode Island-based company said some of its pharmacies are still experiencing system interruptions Tuesday that are affecting patients looking to fill prescriptions. The interruptions were confirmed by CVS Monday and were said to be resolved around 8 p   Read More ...
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CVS Pharmacy system issue impacts filling prescriptions
CVS Pharmacy system issue impacts filling prescriptions BOSTON — A system problem at CVS Pharmacy is causing some headaches for customers. The Rhode Island-based company confirmed that some of its pharmacies were experiencing system interruptions Monday that were affecting patients looking to fill prescriptions. "Some of our pharmacies were experiencing some system connectivity interruptions that are now resolved," a CVS spokesperson said in a statement   Read More ...
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Study: North Dakota antibiotic prescriptions declining
FARGO — Prescriptions of antibiotics in North Dakota clinics fell by 20 percent from 2010 to 2016 among patients covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.   Read More ...
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Amazon to regulators: We won't use state licenses to sell prescription drugs
Amazon will not use pharmacy licenses it obtained from Tennessee and Indiana to sell prescriptions, but will use them to sell medical devices and supplies instead, the company has told regulators. Amazon has kept mum about its ambitions in health care, despite reports that it's exploring getting into the prescription drug business. But it has been quietly talking to regulators. Analysts from the investment firm Jefferies uncovered correspondence between the company and regulators in Tennessee and Indiana   Read More ...
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11th man pleads guilty in Shore pharmaceutical fraud ring, but other shoe has yet to drop
A Galloway man who worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative became the 11th person Monday to plead guilty in federal court to defrauding the New Jersey state health benefits program in a wide-ranging prescription drug scheme that authorities say pulled in hundreds of public employees in Jersey shore towns, including firefighters, police officers and teachers. But aside from one Atlantic City firefighter, and despite federal subpoenas issued to several Jersey shore towns and school districts, no other public employees have been charged in the case   Read More ...
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Better health at your doorstep: The benefits of mail-order prescriptions for seniors
If you’re in need of prescription medication, your health has been compromised in some way. The last thing you want is for your schedule to be affected as well. Instead of arranging transportation to the pharmacy and waiting after arrival — or if you’re just having trouble remembering to refill a prescription before it runs out — there’s another option that offers greater convenience and, for some health consumers, lower costs   Read More ...
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Letter: Act on prescription drug bills, Sen. Hatch
Sen. Hatch, as one of your Utah constituents, I am writing to urge you to call for votes on bills in the Senate Finance Committee that would address the high prices that Americans are paying for prescription drugs. The National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) has informed me there are at least three bills in your committee worthy of having a vote   Read More ...
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Record number of prescription drugs collected at Alabama's Drug Take-Back Day
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Ohio has 35,000 pounds of prescription drugs safely disposed
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials say Ohioans turned in more than 35,000 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event promoted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is intended to help residents safely dispose of opioids and other potentially harmful medicines that could be abused. Officials say the DEA and local law enforcement partners collected over 912,000 pounds (413,676 kilograms) of medications nationwide in the latest event   Read More ...
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More than 13,160 pounds of prescription drugs collected in NH for Drug Take-Back Day
BOSTON — People in New Hampshire dropped off 13,160 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs during the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 28, officials announced Tuesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division and its partners, over the course of four hours, collected 96,130 pounds, or 48 tons, of drugs at 578 collection sites throughout New England   Read More ...
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CVS will offer next-day delivery of prescription drugs
CVS Health said Monday that it would begin offering next-day delivery of prescription drugs and same-day service in some big cities next year, reflecting the company’s worries about potential competition from Amazon. CVS Health also said its retail sales declined in the third quarter of this year, a dip that the company said occurred because of the three major hurricanes that forced many stores to close   Read More ...
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Record haul of drugs collected at DEA event, officials say
A record-breaking 912,305 pounds — or 456 tons — of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during the eighth annual event last month, according to a press release release Tuesday from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA says that's almost 6 tons more than was collected last year, and brings the total amount of pills collected over the life of the program to more than 9 million pounds, or 4,508 tons, of unwanted drugs   Read More ...
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NJ residents surrender more than 7 tons of drugs during Take Back event
than seven tons of medications were turned in by New Jersey residents during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Nationally, more than 912,000 pounds or 456 tons of prescription medications were collected on October 28. “More people start down the path of addiction through the misuse of opioid prescription drugs than any other substance,” DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson said   Read More ...
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Ohio rejects drug price issue after costly fight
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people. The measure would have required the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs' lowest price, which is often deeply discounted. The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million to oppose the measure, saying it would reduce access to medicines and raise prices for veterans and others   Read More ...
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Record amount of drugs collected on Take Back Day
WEBVTT BACK DAY ON OCTOBER 28 WITH 48OF THOSE TONS BEING COLLECTED INSIX NEW ENGLAND STATES.ANDY: IT'S BEING -- IT'S BEINGHAILED AS A MAJOR SUCCESS BOTHHERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND ACROSSTHE NATION.A RECORD 456 TONS OF EXPIRED ORUNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WERECOLLECTED IN THE U.S. AS PART OFNATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKEBACK DAY ON OCTOBER 28 WITH 48OF THOSE TONS BEING COLLECTED INSIX NEW ENGLAND STATES   Read More ...
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Connecticut collects 5,800 pounds of prescription drugs on take-back day - Dauer: 19 Sekunden
The annual drug take-back day that happened last month was a success.   Read More ...
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Drug take-back event nets record of discarded prescription drugs
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Lincoln County has highest rates of prescription drug use including opioids, report shows
There are more than 1.5 prescriptions for controlled substances for every person in St. Louis County, according to the first report from the county's new prescription drug monitoring program. The report reflects the first three months of the program, which tracks prescriptions of opioid painkillers, muscle relaxants, stimulants and other legal drugs with a potential for abuse. There are 14 geographic areas in the report, including St   Read More ...
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CVS to offer next day delivery for prescription drugs
CVS is offering next day delivery for prescription drugs.   Read More ...
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CVS to roll out same-day delivery for prescription drugs
CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will start offering free, same-day deliveries in December from its Manhattan sites   Read More ...
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CVS announces next-day delivery on prescriptions
E-commerce giant Amazon has threatened the business models of retailers and grocery stores alike. Now pharmacy giant CVS is apparently moving to protect it's market share from Amazon's ubiquity. The drugstore chain announced Monday that it plans to offer next-day delivery of prescription drugs nationwide in 2018. They'll even deliver on the same day in some urban markets. Delivery of medications -- and select store products -- starts in Manhattan on December 4   Read More ...
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CVS to roll out same-day delivery for prescription drugs
CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will start offering free, same-day deliveries in December from its Manhattan sites   Read More ...
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CVS to roll out same-day delivery for prescription drugs
CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will start offering free, same-day deliveries in December from its Manhattan sites   Read More ...
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5 arrested; heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs seized in bust at Mullins home
MULLINS, SC (WMBF) – Five people were arrested. and heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, and currency was seized during a search of a home in Mullins Friday following an investigation after authorities received complaints from concerned citizens. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Mullins Police Department and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources served a search warrant on a residence on East Lowman Street in Mullins after the investigation and complaints, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office   Read More ...
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CVS Will Offer Next-Day Delivery of Prescription Drugs
Photo CVS Health said on Monday that it would begin offering next-day delivery of prescription drugs and same-day service in some big cities next year, reflecting the company’s worries about potential competition from Amazon. CVS Health also said its retail sales declined in the third quarter of this year, a dip that the company said occurred because of the three major hurricanes that forced many stores to close   Read More ...
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Opioid prescriptions drop in Wisconsin, overdose deaths rise
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State records show that opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in Wisconsin despite fewer opioids being prescribed. Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program says the state saw 17 million fewer opioid prescriptions from April to June. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services says that's a 12 percent decrease from the same time period in 2016. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the rate of opioid deaths in the state has nearly doubled in the past decade   Read More ...
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Panel Discussion: Amazon Moving Into Prescription Drug Business?
Amazon may be moving into the prescription drug business. Amazon has reportedly obtained pharmacy licenses in a handful of states. ( 2:37) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 6, 2017.   Read More ...
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Many drivers ignore or don’t receive warnings about prescription meds
“This is the first large-scale study of prescription drug use at the roadside. It gives us direction if we want to improve our knowledge of how to better prescribe and dispense prescription drugs,” said lead study author Robin Pollini, associate director of the West Virginia University School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center in Morgantown. “The interesting thing about this finding is how many of these people got some sort of warning about how their medicine could impair them, but they were still on the road,” said James Hedlund, an independent safety consultant with Highway Safety North in Ithaca, New York, who was not involved in the research   Read More ...
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People who don't review their Medicare prescription drug plans could end up paying way too much
People who don’t review their Medicare Part D prescription drug plans risk being surprised starting New Year’s Day. Doing the work is important, Sue Fredricks said, “so that you don’t go to the pharmacy in January and find out the medication that cost you $8 last year is now going to cost you $250 a month.” Fredricks is executive director of Volunteers Assisting Seniors, a group that provides free help to people dealing with Medicare open enrollment, which this year runs through Dec   Read More ...
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