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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

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

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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DPS Completing Launch Of Texas Online Rx Database

Pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982 and now the information is going online. DPS has completed two of the three-phase online launch of the Texas Prescription Program.

08/02/2012

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Docs At Odds Over Kids’ Cholesterol Test Guidelines

Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

07/23/2012

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Antibiotic Linked With Rare But Deadly Heart Risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.

05/16/2012

Prescription Pills

Safely Dispose Of Your Prescription Drugs

Saturday offers a chance for North Texans to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, and help prevent the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

04/27/2012

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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

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Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus Infections

Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.

03/22/2012

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DPS Database Tracks Your Prescription Information

Did you know pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982?

03/12/2012

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