Medication

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Good Rx Website Helps Consumers Save Big On Prescription Meds

A simple conversation with her doctor ended up being a huge tip for Annie Federoff.

11/13/2014

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Osteoporosis Affecting Patients Earlier In Life

You don’t necessarily have to be old and frail to get osteoporosis. It is possible to have it when you’re younger – even in your 40s and 50s.

06/10/2014

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Ruffsdale Woman Shaken Up During Brazen Home Invasion

A local grandmother is still reeling after a man with a gun barged into her home and threatened her life if she didn’t hand over her prescription medication.

05/09/2014

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Tablet Provides New Option For Allergy Sufferers To Find Relief

To train your body to handle what makes you allergic, there have been allergy shots. But now there are allergy tablets.

04/02/2014

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Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

03/18/2014

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Steelers Ryan Clark: “NFL Players Use Marijuana, Guys On My Team Smoke”

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is making headlines after coming out and saying NFL players are using marijuana, including some of his teammates.

02/06/2014

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New Device May Cut Need For Blood Pressure Medications

Justin Rushin’s blood pressure was way higher than the normal 120 over 80, despite increasing amounts of medicine.

12/23/2013

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Investigation Underway After Heart Transplant Patient Overdoses

An investigation is underway after a heart transplant patient allegedly overdosed on drugs at UPMC Presbyterian hospital.

KDKA-TV–08/29/2013

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Officer Charged In Road Rage Incidents Released On House Arrest

A suspended Allegheny County police officer, charged in several road rage incidents, is now out of jail but he’s not exactly a free man.

06/13/2013

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Consumer Reports: Cut Down On Prescription Drug Costs By Shopping Around

Many people choose their pharmacy for reasons other than price. But shopping around on your prescription drugs can pay off.

03/29/2013

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Security Changes Being Put In Place 1 Year After Western Psych Shooting

It’s been one year since terror struck at Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute when a gunman opened fire. Out of that tragedy, many questions arose. Why did this happen? And could it be prevented from happening again?

03/08/2013

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Study Shows Combining 2 Inhalers Could Be Better Treatment For Asthma Patients

Nine people die from asthma each day in the United States. A new study is looking at patients who have trouble controlling their condition, and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.

03/06/2013

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2.3 Million Triaminic, Theraflu Products Recalled

Triaminic and Theraflu products have been recalled for failing to meet child-resistant closure requirements.

02/01/2013

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Dangerous Flu Season Causing Medication Overdose Worries

Natlie Groves doesn’t feel well. She’s battling the flu. Her mom turned to over-the-counter medicines for relief, but was concerned about the ingredients in all the different options.

01/23/2013

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Medication Mix-Up Reported At Jefferson Regional Med. Center

Jefferson Regional Medical Center says that a medication labeled as the narcotic Oxycodone, actually contained a non-narcotic drug. The hospital says that a pharmacy technician who handled medication packaging in the hospital pharmacy substituted another medication for the narcotic. After an internal investigation the employee was fired.

11/14/2012

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