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Prescription Drugs

Murder Charges Filed Against California Doctor For 3 Overdose Deaths

One of three men who overdosed in 2009 was 21-year-old Joey Rovero, an Arizona State University student from San Ramon.

03/04/2012

Prescription Drugs

Danville Father Seeks Prescription Drug Tax To Curb Abuse

The father of two East Bay children killed when a drunk driver high on pain killers ran them down is pushing for a ballot measure to tax prescription drugs to fund the state’s drug-tracking system.

11/23/2011

A Walgreens store (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Pharmacy Location Can Affect Prescription Prices

Bay Area pharmacy customers could avoid overpaying for prescription drugs by simply finding another location of the same pharmacy chain, according to a CBS 5 ConsumerWatch investigation.

CBS San Francisco–07/13/2011

Prescription Drugs

ConsumerWatch: Beware Of Prescription Fakes Sold Online

The internet has become a shopping outlet for medications without a prescription, but health organizations warn that many of those drugs can be counterfeit and even dangerous.

KPIX 5–06/02/2011

Prescription Drugs

HealthWatch: Smart Bottle Helps Patients Remember Prescriptions

New technology promises to help patients remember to take their prescription drugs and will warn patients, doctors, even caretakers if doses are missed.

KPIX 5–05/06/2011

Prescription Drugs

San Francisco Formulates Drug Drop Off Program

The San Francisco Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee moved closer on Thursday to developing a drug drop off program for people who want to dispose of old medications.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/05/2011

Prescription Drugs

California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Docs To Prescribe

A whistleblower lawsuit claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the state.

CBS San Francisco–03/18/2011

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California Bill Would Defray Cost Of Life-Saving Drugs

Specialty tier pricing that requires patients to pay as much as 35 percent of cost of a life-saving drug can quickly sap the resources of patients with chronic conditions.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2011

Prescription Drugs

AG Harris Calls For Better Access To Generic Drugs

California’s top prosecutor is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to bar drug companies from making agreements with competitors to keep quiet about generic versions of their brand name drugs.

CBS San Francisco–01/07/2011

Prescription drug containers at pharmacy (AP)

San Francisco Passes Program to Take Back Pharmaceuticals

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved legislation that would force pharmaceutical companies to set up programs for the public to turn in unused drugs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/15/2010

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