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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

Expert says kids unlikely to suffer any health problems after pharmacy mix-up

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A pharmaceutical expert says any child who may have taken breast cancer treatment medication mistakenly distributed by a New Jersey pharmacy instead of prescribed fluoride pills likely won’t suffer any health problems. Continue Reading

LETTER: Prescription costs getting out of control

February 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

When I went to pick up the medication, I was hit with a $660.60 bill for 100 pills. That is not even a month’s supply. Continue Reading

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Local Police Seeing Increase in Prescription Drug Abuse

December 1, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Local police are seeing an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs, but they are prepared. Continue Reading

MEDICATION: Many think new is better, but older pills are often safer

September 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Many consumers mistakenly believe new prescription drugs are always safer than those with long track records, and that only extremely effective drugs without major side effects win government approval, according to a new study.
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Drug prices to plummet in wave of expiring patents

July 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Top drugs getting generic competition by September 2012 are taken by millions every day: Lipitor alone is taken by about 4.3 million Americans and Plavix by 1.4 million. Generic versions of big-selling drugs for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, depression, high triglycerides, HIV and bipolar disorder also are coming by then. Continue Reading

130 pounds of drugs turned in on Prescription Drug Drop-Off day in Bemidji

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 40 citizens took advantage of the Prescription Drug Drop-Off day in Bemidji, Minn., according to the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force.

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N.D. Senate approves felony charge for drug theft

April 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Someone who steals prescription drugs in North Dakota could face a felony charge, even for the theft of a single pill. The North Dakota Senate voted 33-14 today to approve the penalty. It now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his review. Continue Reading

For some seniors with Medicare, drug bills will drop

November 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The federal health care overhaul passed last spring will begin to erase the “doughnut hole” gap in Medicare coverage that has required beneficiaries to shoulder sizable costs. Continue Reading

N.D. law protects small pharmacies from big-box stores

September 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

As national competitors such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Walgreen Co. fight to dominate the pharmacy market, small North Dakota drugstores are largely protected from that struggle. For almost five decades, a unique state law has required that pharmacists own or control most of the state’s pharmacies Continue Reading

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