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4 years 5 months ago

Drug disposal program set for Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, the Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a nationwide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to dispose of medications. The event will happen from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The DEA will provide the...

4 years 5 months ago

UPDATE: Missing man found

UPDATE: As of 6:15 p.m. Wasinger had been found at a local hospital and is doing fine. Colorado Springs Police are looking for a mentally disabled man that has been missing since last night. 48-year old Jerry Wasinger was last seen at the Jack in the Box at...

4 years 10 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

5 years 1 month ago

Group urges recall of drug for fibromyalgia

A consumer advocacy group is asking government regulators to recall a drug they approved last year for a little-understood pain ailment, saying the pill can lead to dangerously high blood pressure. A letter Wednesday from Public Citizen calls on the Food and Drug Administration to pull Savella off the market,...

5 years 4 months ago

New treatment to prevent strokes

Combining two generic drugs could protect against heart attack and strokes in high-risk patients. The drugs are a cholesterol-lowering medication called lovastatin and a blood pressure drug called lisinopril. Kaiser Permanente researchers gave the drugs to people with diabetes or heart disease. Within two years, doctors said the...

5 years 5 months ago

Tylenol recalls child and infant medication

The makers of Tylenol announced a voluntary recall affecting some of the company's children's and infants' formulas. The products were made between April and June of 2008. Recalled are certain batches of Children's Tylenol and Tylenol Infant Drops. Retailer Sam's Club sent out recall letters to more than 300,000...

5 years 5 months ago

Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion settlement

The world's largest drug maker will pay a record $2.3 billion civil and criminal penalty over unlawful prescription drug promotions. The Justice Department says the $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer Inc. includes the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, at $1.2 billion. The overall settlement is the largest ever paid...

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