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  • Marin County
    Marin County bans sale of cigarettes, tobacco products in pharmacies
    Several years after San Francisco passed the first ordinance in the country prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, neighboring Marin County has passed a similar ban -- though the Marin County law affects less than a handful of...
  • Legal prescription drugs combat degenerative illnesses
    Visante study says safety standard exemptions could raise prescription costs
    A new study conducted by the health research firm Visante for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) reports that legislation to exempt drugstores from certain safety and performance standards could raise patient safety concerns and...
  • drug stores
    Options to get prescriptions can save time and money
    Staying healthy isn’t always easy but it is getting more convenient. Local pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens are expanding their offerings to include grocery items so you can pick up food, your medicine, toiletries and other items while...
  • Medication bottles don't tell you much
    Are generic medications really the same as name brand?
    When I stay in France for long periods of time, inevitably I find that I have forgotten a medication I need. There, you rarely need prescriptions for the medications we get here. You just go to a pharmacy and tell them what you need. Of course, it...
  • Viagra will be sold on Pfizer's website
    Viagra will soon be available directly on Pfizer’s website
    The very recognizable little blue pill known as Viagra has been on the market for a while now. It can only be dispensed if you have a prescription in hand at your local pharmacy or by mail order. However, the maker of the erectile dysfunction...
  • Whitney Houston
    Chicago doctor dispensed drugs that killed four people
    Whilemembers of the news media and commentators discuss the untimely death of music superstar Whitney Houston, whichmay belinked to prescription drugs, a physician was being sentenced to hard timefor prescribing controlled substances to...
  • Pharmacy
    Pharmacy Safety Initiative launched in Suffolk (VIDEO)
    Newly elected Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Acting Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber held a press conference on Jan. 9 at Police Headquarters in Yaphank to announce a new public service safety program focusing on the...
  • Doug Taunton
    Decatur pharmacist holds out against chains
    Decatur pharmacist Doug Taunton was at a career crossroads as a young man. He recalls that he had a choice of becoming a farmer or a pharmacist back in his hometown of Butler, Georgia. As many Decatur residents know, he chose the latter. In 2011,...
  • Cherries for natural health
    Natural health supplements at risk
    FDA Picks on Cherries While Drug Manufacturers Get Away With MurderSince 2009, there have been FOUR bills introduced that would end or severely limit your access to food supplements!So, at the same time as Big Pharma is resisting the movement to...