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FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

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Pharmacy Mistakes: What You Can Do To Save Your Life

The CBS 11 I-Team has been digging into the mistakes made every year at your neighborhood pharmacies. After a recent investigation pharmacists reached out to the I-Team to explain some things and to tell patients the one thing they can do to help save their life.

CBS 11–02/28/2014

Corbell Elementary School in Frisco. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Many Parents Learned Thursday Why A Frisco Principal Quit

Parents knew Corbell Elementary School principal David Wehmeyer suddenly resigned, but were surprised to find out why. According to the Frisco ISD, Wehmeyer quit after police alleged he stole some student medication.

CBS 11–02/13/2014

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North Texas Drug “Take-Back” Events This Weekend

Do you have any old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet? This weekend you’ll have the chance to dispose of them safely. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2013

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Former NFL Player Struggles To Live Normal Life

A former NFL tackle who used to spend hours on the practice field, now considers it a good day if he can spend a few hours out in the yard.

CBS 11–09/19/2012

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Parent Says Crowley School Refused To Treat Son

A Fort Worth father says a school’s refusal to treat his son because of missing paperwork, put the boy in and out of the hospital for a week.

09/18/2012

Tablets of the cholesterol drug Lipitor sit in a tray at a pharmacy.

New Coupons Aim To Keep People Off Generic Drugs

If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers have begun offering U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.

08/20/2012

A man covers his face while sneezing in a garden. (credit: Getty Images/Jim Watson/AFP)

Doctors: Mild Winter Equals Severe Allergy Season

Maybe it hit you over the weekend or perhaps a few weeks ago regardless, if you’re itching, sneezing, have a runny nose and watery eyes — you’re not alone. Medical experts say the mild winter means allergies are and will be much worse this year.

04/24/2012

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Tarrant Co. Prepares For Drug “Take-Back” Event

A drug “take-back” program in Tarrant County has netted a huge stash of old medications. Organizations across Tarrant County have had three take-back events since 2010 and another is slated for later this month.

04/16/2012

FDA Steps In To Ease Critical Cancer Drug Shortage

The federal government is stepping in to help ease the shortage of two life-saving cancer drugs, Doxil and methotrexate.

02/22/2012

Generic aspirin lie in bottle. (credit; Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

The Hidden Dangers Of Aspirin

Many doctors have long said that taking an aspirin every day can be good for your health. But there are also some hidden dangers associated with the drug.

01/12/2012

Nonprescription cough and cold products for children. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Many Parents Confused By Changes In Children’s Medicine

Changes to children’s cold medicine may confuse some parents. Doctors and the FDA are warning parents to read the labels on liquid acetaminophen, or Tylenol, to avoid giving children the wrong dose.

01/04/2012

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