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State defends near drug-induced abortion ban

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The trial over a state law that opponents argue would effectively ban drug-induced abortions in North Dakota began Tuesday with the medical director of the state’s only abortion clinic calling the procedure “very safe” and warning that the law could jeopardize patients’ health and force them to seek services out of state. Continue Reading

Seniors discreetly use marijuana to ease the aches of aging

August 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

That kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center anyone could be among a growing portion of our aging population: the senior stoner. Continue Reading

Drugs dispensed by physicians costlier than from a pharmacy, study finds

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When workers get hurt on the job, more are getting their medication directly from their doctors rather than from a pharmacy, according to a new study. It may be easier for the patient to have the doctor dispense drugs, but it is driving up costs for employers, according to the study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Continue Reading

Medication needs protection from heat

July 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Heat can change the effectiveness of medications for people and their pets. People need to check the instructions about temperature and storage, says Jill Sailors, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Continue Reading

Protect your meds from heat

July 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Heat can change the effectiveness of medications for people and their pets. People need to check the instructions about temperature and storage, says Jill Sailors, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Continue Reading

Sneezing or freezing? Many Dickinson allergy sufferers miserable past few weeks and may not let up until first freeze

August 9, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

At work, on the street and at home, there is plenty of coughing, sneezing and sniffling.
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Klobuchar urges FDA to deal with shortage of medications

December 31, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry to address a growing shortage of prescription medications, especially drugs for treating cancer. Continue Reading

Klobuchar plans bill to ease medication shortage

December 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she plans to introduce legislation to speed up the availability of substitutes for certain vital prescription drugs that are growing scarce. Continue Reading