By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
It became apparent Thursday that hundreds, and
By TIM TALLEYAssociated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma pharmacist sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a teenager who tried to rob his store claimed Monday that his case was mishandled and his attorney was ineffective.
Jerome Ersland, 60, made the allegations in an appeal
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreen Co.'s fiscal fourth quarter net income tumbled 55 percent compared to a year ago when the drugstore operator recorded a big business sale gain.
Its adjusted earnings still trumped Wall Street expectations. But shares of the nation's largest
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. consumers that the vast majority of Internet pharmacies are fraudulent and likely are selling counterfeit drugs that could harm them.
The agency on Friday launched a national campaign, called BeSafeRx, to
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Medicare routinely refilled pain pills and other restricted medications that are barred by federal law from renewal without a fresh prescription, government inspectors said in a report Thursday.
The report based on 2009 data found three-quarters of
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have
By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
A New Jersey pharmacist who is also an Army reservist pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at a would-be robber as he chased him from his store, authorities said. Police said it did not appear any shots hit the fleeing holdup man, who had demanded
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
Las Vegas dentist Chris Cozine wanted to cut costs after the Great Recession. He found an unlikely way: He ditched the office he was renting and bought 6,600 square feet of his own.
Besides improving his surroundings - he left the gray walls of the old place in
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAP Legal Affairs Writer
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for relief.
After a cursory examination at the clinic in
By NIGEL DUARAAssociated Press
ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER (AP) - Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove out of Oregon, making a break for home.
But he was soon