Prescription drugs

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 | CBS San Francisco–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 | CBS San Francisco–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

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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

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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

The prescription medicine OxyContin. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Dealing Of ‘Hillbilly Heroin’ Rampant In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

Forget heroin or crack cocaine. Getting high these days involves Oxycontin, a legal pharmaceutical. Abuse of the opiate is rampant, and many of the victims are young suburbanites, who will go to great lengths to get their fix.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010

Prescription drug containers at pharmacy (AP)

Alameda County Launches Prescription Drug Disposal Program

Old medication and unused prescription drugs can be left at the sheriff’s Eden Township Substation, a program authorities hope will prevent dangerous chemicals from entering the water supply.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/22/2010

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