February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
As prescription drug addiction becomes an ever-increasing problem in North Dakota, members of the medical and law enforcement community are working together to try and stop it before it starts.
âItâs becoming a national epidemic,â said John Va…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
In the early hours of the morning on Jan. 27 a man tried to break into The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Dickinson.
In November, a man was convicted in Stark County of robbing Irsfeld Pharmacy in June. He told the court it was an attempt to get treatm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
January 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Physicians give prescription monitoring positive reviews.
May 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Q: Does the city of Mitchell maintain a site where residents can dispose of old and unused prescription drugs?
July 22, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Prosecutors have charged the brother of former NHL strongman Derek Boogaard with providing the prescription drug that contributed to Boogaard’s overdose death in May. Continue Reading
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
December 30, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press
Beginning on January 1, 2011, beneficiaries of the Medicare Part D program who enter the coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole” can get a 50 percent discount on eligible brand-name drugs. Continue Reading
November 19, 2010 in The Jamestown Sun
The consensus among law enforcement officers, prosecutors and medical professionals is the problem with prescription drug abuse is increasing.
“Unfortunately it is a growing problem and a growing part of our caseload,” said Troy Kelly, an officer with the Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force. “We’re still seeing the old standbys of marijuana and other street drugs but prescription abuse is pushing to the front.”
October 31, 2010 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR Citizens wishing to dispose of expired or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medicines can bring those medications to a drug take-back event Wednesday at the Willmar Fire Department.
July 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR Refund checks are starting to trickle through the mail to Medicare recipients whose high prescription drug expenses pushed them into the “doughnut hole” last year.