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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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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

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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

A United Parcel Service (UPS) driver delivers packages. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

UPS To End Health Insurance Benefits For Some Spouses

UPS is ending health-insurance benefits for American nonunion employees’ spouses who can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change on the new health-care law.

08/22/2013

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Feds: All Girls To Have Morning-After Pill Access

The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

06/10/2013

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Pfizer To Begin Selling Erectile Dysfunction Pill Viagra Online

Men who are bashful no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. reportedly says it will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

05/06/2013

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

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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

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

Probe: Drug Abusers Exploiting Medicare Benefit

Drug abusers are exploiting Medicare prescription’s benefit to score large quantities of painkillers, and taxpayers have to foot most of the bill, according to a new report by congressional investigators.

10/04/2011

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

Safely Dispose Of Old Meds On Saturday

If you have any expired or leftover pills in your medicine cabinet, you can now get rid of them — safely. The Drug Enforcement Agency is joining with state and local law enforcement agencies for […]

09/24/2010