Santa Cruz Requiring Prescription Drug Makers To Dispose Unwanted MedsSanta Cruz last week became the first U.S. city to pass a law requiring producers and retailers of prescription drugs to collect and dispose of any drugs patients don’t want.
West Virginia Is Suing McKesson Corporation For Incentivizing Opioid SalesWest Virginia sues McKesson Corporation, alleging the company is distributing painkillers irresponsibly and incentivizing opioid sales.
Solano County Joins Prescription Drug Discount ProgramSolano County is joining 30 other counties in the state that offer a prescription drug discount program.
Startup Firm Blink Health Offers Prescription Drug Savings Through Bulk BuyingA startup firm is promising to save consumers up to 95 percent on prescription drugs by using the power of bulk buying.
California Voters To Decide On Drug Price InitiativeAn initiative to limit the price the state pays for prescription drugs has qualified for California's 2016 ballot.
Drug Users Getting Paid To Try New Formulations In Effort To Reduce Painkiller AbuseThe rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. is leading to research which involves paying recreational drug users to try new formulations, in the hope of reducing the abuse and addiction to painkillers.
Nevada Resident Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Concord Pharmacy Where Pharmacist Bit HimPolice arrested a Nevada resident on suspicion of robbing at least two pharmacies this week, including one in Concord, Concord police said.
FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its SafetyThe panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical's daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.
Kaiser Reverses Plan To Raise Cost Of HIV Medications After Public PressureOne of the Bay Area's biggest health insurance companies is doing an about-face. On late Friday afternoon, Kaiser Permanente said it will resume covering more of the cost of certain HIV medications, following public pressure.
Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop CopaysThe price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven't noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.
3 Masked Men Tie Up Employees At Point Richmond Pharmacy, Make Off With High-Priced, Highly Addictive Prescription DrugsAfter tying up the employees, the robbers grabbed the pharmacy’s most addictive, opiate-based drugs -- Oxycodone, Oxycotin, and Oxymorphine.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.