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Kaiser Reverses Plan To Raise Cost Of HIV Medications After Public Pressure

One 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.

02/20/2015

Medicine

Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop Copays

The 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.

02/18/2015

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3 Masked Men Tie Up Employees At Point Richmond Pharmacy, Make Off With High-Priced, Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs

After tying up the employees, the robbers grabbed the pharmacy’s most addictive, opiate-based drugs — Oxycodone, Oxycotin, and Oxymorphine.

11/22/2014

Prescription Drugs

San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program

San 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.

10/21/2014

A FedEx Ground worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment Over Role In Distributing Controlled Substances, Prescription Drugs

A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx on Thursday, following a wide-ranging investigation.

07/17/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Rx Safe Marin Addresses An Epidemic Of Prescription Drug Abuse

A father grieving the loss of his son to a prescription medicine overdose has channeled his sorrow for good in helping organize and speak out for an innovative Marin County program that addresses the staggering epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

06/20/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Lawyers: Ex-Concord Officer’s Addiction Drove Him To Steal Drugs

A former Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors allegedly committed the crimes to satisfy his addiction to painkillers after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, attorneys said Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police Officer Accused Of Stealing Prescription Drugs From Seniors Resigns

A Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors resigned from the department on Friday, police Chief Guy Swanger said Monday.

04/07/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police K-9 Unit Officer Accused Of Stealing Drugs From Elderly

Prosecutors charged Concord police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer on Thursday with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse, according to the district attorney’s office.

04/04/2014

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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