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3 years 3 weeks ago

Calif. doctor accused of murder in drug overdoses

AP Special Correspondent (AP) - A California doctor under investigation for overprescribing drugs has been charged with murder in the deaths of three of her patients. Dr. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was arrested Thursday after a lengthy probe which involved undercover work by drug enforcement agents who posed as patients to...

3 years 1 month ago

Walgreens narcotics thief strikes again

Colorado Springs police are looking for the man who stole prescription painkillers from the Wallgreens store at 7390 Rangewood Drive this afternoon. He is believed to be the same suspect responsible for the robberies of six Wallgreens stores in recent weeks. Officials tells News 5 the M.O. is always...

3 years 7 months ago

Mother sues after medicine denied for son

DENVER (AP) - A Denver mother has sued Denver officials after her son was denied medical coverage and died. Zuton Lucero-Mills said she called Denver County Human Services numerous times in 2009 trying to get 9-year-old son Zumante's asthma medications. The Denver Post reports the county verified the boy qualified...

3 years 7 months ago

Medicare prescription premiums unchanged for 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it has good news for seniors: The average monthly premium for Medicare's popular prescription plan won't go up next year. Medicare will share in the bonanza as a number of top-selling brand name drugs get generic competition. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...

3 years 11 months ago

Prescription drug disposal day planned

The Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative this week. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Pot docs face new rules in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's dispute over which doctors can recommend medical marijuana could become more confusing this week when state health authorities consider tighter limits at the same time lawmakers debate conflicting rules. One question is whether doctors with conditions on their medical licenses - such as a surgeon...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo County announces prescription drug discount

Pueblo County has announced a prescription discount card program to help residents cope with the high price of prescriptions. Pueblo County has signed a contract to offer free prescription discount cards available from the National Association of Counties that offers average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of...

5 years 1 month ago

Prescription drug drop off planned

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, The Pueblo Police Department D.A.R.E. Units and the Pueblo City/County Health Department, will sponsor a prescription drug disposal event later this month. According to the Sheriff's Office, 1 in 3 teens report having a close friend who uses prescription drugs to get high. Some...

5 years 3 months ago

Colorado school bus crash linked to drugs

Police in Boulder believe drugs played a role in a school bus accident. A driver taking 17 students to Boulder High School hit a retaining wall Monday morning. Nobody was hurt. Police say the driver was under the influence of drugs but they haven't determined whether they believe he using...

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