Good Samaritan Plumbing Company Will Also Pick Up, Deliver Medicine During Coronavirus Shelter In PlaceAll across the Bay Area, people and businesses were stepping up to help each other out during the stay-at-home order, but a plumbing company delivering medicine at the pharmacy was likely a first.
Reduction In Opioid Prescriptions Credited For Lowering Number Of Marin County OverdosesDrug overdose deaths in Marin County fell between 2013 and 2018 because doctors and clinicians were writing fewer prescriptions for opioid painkillers, county public health officials said Wednesday.
Attorney General: Phony Pharmacist Filled 1000s Of Prescriptions For Opioids, Fentanyl In Bay AreaAuthorities have charged a woman with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Insurers, Doctors Making It Hard To Get Breakthrough Cholesterol-Lowering DrugsCaught between skeptical doctors and cost-conscious insurers, a powerful pair of cholesterol-lowering drugs have barely sold.
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.
Rite Aid Agrees To Pay $500,000 To Settle Prescription Claim After Undercover InvestigationsThe Rite Aid pharmacy chain has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it failed to fully comply with rules about consulting with customers in California who receive new prescriptions.
What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
How Do I Use My Health Insurance?A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.
Bay Area Prescription Take Back Events Set For SaturdayResidents 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.
Ex-South Bay Health Official Accused Of Trading Prescriptions For SexA former top administrator of Santa Clara County’s health plan has been charged with 18 felonies including trading prescriptions in return for sex, methamphetamine, and cash.
Alameda Co. Mandates Drug Makers To Pay For Disposing Expired MedsThe 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.
ConsumerWatch: Palo Alto Startup Prevents Waste Of Medications Sirum, run by volunteers and Stanford University Students, created an online system that allows health facilities to donate unused medication to county operated pharmacies.