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Prescription Drugs

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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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

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

Concerns Over Prescription Drug Use At Dallas High School

A dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses at Dallas’ Thomas Jefferson High School led school officials to call a meeting Monday night where it called on parents to help.

02/25/2014

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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

Prescription Pills

FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Dallas Doctor Gets 4 Years In Prison For Fraud

A Dallas doctor who wrongly allowed his signature to be copied by associates to order prescriptions has been sentenced to four years in prison for medical fraud.

10/24/2013

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Drug Overdose Deaths Spike Among Middle-Aged Women

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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Texas Lawmaker Leads Call For Rx Abuse Crackdown

Some lawmakers want to know why the federal government hasn’t done more to prosecute clinics illegally dispensing prescriptions for pain medication. Leading the charge is North Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, a licensed physician.

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2013

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Bill Allowing Patients To Refuse Drugs Considered

People living in state homes for the disabled would get the right to refuse psychoactive drugs under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.

04/09/2013

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Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

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

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