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Drop off your old drugs with the cops

March 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A new safe way to dispose of unused prescription medication has been launched locally.
On Wednesday, Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels unveiled the department’s new prescription drop box. Continue Reading

A prescription for trouble

January 24, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Locally, there’s an increase in heroin use.
“We have a big problem that we see on the horizon and we need to get [information] out there as quickly as possible,” Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson told the Echo Press on Tuesday. “We can’t ignore it.” Continue Reading

Rx plan continues to save residents money

December 18, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Coast2Coast prescription drug savings program has continued to increase in popularity since implementation this fall.
At the December 11 county commissioner’s meeting County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow said that the county received its second royalty check, $102.50, for participation in the program. Continue Reading

HHS: Obamacare has saved state residents $13M on prescriptions

September 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Seniors and people with disabilities in South Dakota have saved $13.074 million on prescription drugs since the federal Affordable Care Act was enacted, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Sebelius: South Dakotans save $12.3M with health care law

August 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As a result of the Affordable Care Act the health care law enacted in 2010 seniors and people with disabilities in South Dakota have saved $12.3 million on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said this week in a news release.
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Drug co. settles suit claiming cost of Medicaid prescriptions inflated

July 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

McKesson to pay $151M to 29 states as settlement for drug-pricing suit.
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Commissioners cross county line for health care

June 5, 2012 in The Osakis Review

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) has endorsed Coast2Coast for a countywide health discount program. Commissioner Paul C. Anderson reported that discount cards will be mailed out to households in Douglas County. Continue Reading

Commissioners cross county line for health care

May 31, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) has endorsed Coast2Coast for a countywide health discount program. Commissioner Paul C. Anderson reported that discount cards will be mailed out to households in Douglas County. Continue Reading

Spence Clairmont, Walhalla, N.D., column: Policy pushes pharmacies out of Medicare Part B

April 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After this year, it looks like the testing supplies will be transferred to mail-order businesses, leaving only the low- to negative-margin nebulizer solutions available to local pharmacies.
We therefore are contemplating discontinuing all Medicare Part B billing after this year. Continue Reading

Young adults facing attention deficit disorder? Some Twin Cities doctors concerned it’s so

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some doctors in the Twin Cities are concerned that a growing number of young adults seem to be faking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in order to obtain the prescription stimulant Adderall. Continue Reading