Prescription drugs

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Prescription Drugs

Bay Area Prescription Take Back Events Set For Saturday

Residents will be able to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at locations throughout the Bay Area on Saturday as part of the sixth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

04/26/2013

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Personal About Substance Abuse

Billie Joe Armstrong opens up alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the new issue of Rolling Stone, revealing details about his blackouts…

02/27/2013

The McKesson corporate headquarters in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Drug Wholesaler Settles Lawsuit Alleging Inflated Prescription Prices

California and 28 other states have reached a $151 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging one of the country’s largest drug wholesalers inflated prescription drug prices, costing the states’ Medicaid programs millions in overpayments.

07/27/2012

Prescription Drugs

Alameda Co. Mandates Drug Makers To Pay For Disposing Expired Meds

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pass the nation’s first ordinance requiring drug makers to pay for programs to dispose of expired and unused drugs.

07/24/2012

Dr. Lisa Tseng of Rowland Heights is accused of second-degree murder in the drug overdose deaths of three men, including Joey Rovero of San Ramon (CBS)

Doctor Faces Trial In Drug Deaths Of East Bay Man, 2 Others

A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died, including a college student from the Bay Area, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.

06/27/2012

Dr. Jasna Mrdjen (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Los Gatos Doctor Accused Of Running ‘Pill Mill’ At Clinic

A Los Gatos doctor was arraigned Monday for allegedly operating a “pill mill” at her clinic, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

05/15/2012

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

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