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The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Close Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations.

11/13/2012

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2nd North Texan Contacts Meningitis From Tainted Steroid Shots

A North Texas man has become the latest to contract meningitis after receiving a tainted steroid shot mixed at a now discredited New England pharmacy.

CBS 11–11/05/2012

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Arlington Pharmacist Robbed By Masked Man

A longtime Arlington pharmacist is recovering after he was beaten with a tire iron during a robbery on Saturday. Rick Ray says the robber, wearing a black Halloween mask, came into Arlington Pharmacy North and demanded all the pain medication.

10/22/2012

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

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Woman Jailed For Trying To Fill A Prescription

Anne Lenhart never thought filling a prescription at CVS Pharmacy in Dallas could land her in jail.

05/04/2012

IRS agent search a southern Dallas medical clinic on May 1, 2012. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Feds: Physician Made $2 Million At Dallas ‘Pill Mill’ Clinic

According to a federal search warrant, the target of Tuesday’s raid at a southern Dallas medical clinic earned more than $2 million in the past year by issuing illegal narcotics prescriptions to any patient who had proper identification.

05/02/2012

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New Medicaid Rules Hurt Independent Pharmacies

Pharmacist J.D. Fain loves small-town life and his apothecary shop just off the main highway. He sponsors a Little League baseball team and gives his neighbors advice on their prescription drugs, even if they do sometimes choose to fill them at the Wal-Mart down the street.

03/04/2012

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

FDA: Hundreds Of Life-Saving Drugs Not Always Available

Hundreds of life-saving drugs may not be available when they’re needed, according to officials inside the Food and Drug Administration.

02/15/2012

The Plan B pill, also known as the 'morning after' pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Morning-After Pill Stays Behind Counter After All

The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. Overruling scientists decided young girls shouldn’t be able to buy the pill on their own.

12/08/2011

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Major Prescription Drug Shortages Frustrate Patients, Pharmacies

A growing number of prescription medications are in short supply and area patients are becoming frustrated shopping around, trying to find what they need.

CBSDFW.COM–05/09/2011

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

Dallas Co. Says Rx Plan Has Saved Nearly $10,000,000

Leaders in Dallas are set to hold a press conference praising the benefits of the Coast2Coast Rx Card program that was launched in 2009. Officials say Dallas County residents have saved nearly $10,000,000.

05/09/2011

An health worker gives drops of medicine to a newborn baby. (credit: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images)

Drugmakers Discontinuing Acetaminophen Infant Drops

Johnson & Johnson and other makers of cold and fever medications said Wednesday that they will discontinue infant drops of medicines containing acetaminophen.

05/05/2011

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