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A woman displays her 'cocktail' of 14 different AIDS medications. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Website Helps Consumers Check Out Online Pharmacies

According to the FDA, only about 3-percent of online pharmacies are actually obeying the law. The FDA is now warning consumers the vast majority of internet pharmacies are selling drugs that could harm them.

CBSDFW.COM–09/28/2012

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

Prescription Pills

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

A photo illustration shows a ring of U.S. twenty dollar bills with a bottle of prescription drugs. (credit: Getty Images/Karen Bleier/AFP)

FDA Unveils User Fee Program For Generic Drugs

The FDA would collect hundreds of millions of dollars in new fees from pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the review of generic drugs, under an agreement with industry released by the agency on Friday.

01/13/2012

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Neonatal Drug Price Skyrockets, Concerns Parents, Doctors

A drug to prevent premature births has skyrocketed from $10 dollars a shot to $1,500 a shot.

CBSDFW.COM–03/22/2011

Prescription Pills

Family Fighting Insurance Company Over Kids’ Medicine

A North Texas family is in a very expensive fight with their insurance company over the medical needs of their children.
Right now, Ricky and Sharon Free are paying $1,400 a month out-of-pocket, but the medicine was fully covered just three months ago.

03/18/2011

In this handout photo, an adult doctor places his hand by a premature baby. (credit: Getty Images/Loyola Univ. Medical Center)

Preemie Birth Medication Going From $10 To $1,500

The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof. A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose.

CBSDFW.COM–03/10/2011

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Study: Parents Should Be Mindful Of Proper Dosage For Children’s Meds

A new study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association found pharmaceutical companies can make it difficult to find the right dosage for a child. As such, authors of the new study are calling on the FDA to create a standard unit of measurement for liquid medications.

CBSDFW.COM–11/30/2010

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