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Prescription Drugs

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Proposed Bill Would Set Up Prescription Drug Monitoring System In Pa.

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — As overdose deaths from prescription drug abuse skyrocket, Westmoreland County leaders are urging the state House of Representatives to pass new legislation. The year hasn’t even reached the halfway mark, and so […]

06/12/2014

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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

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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Belle Vernon Doctors Face Charges In Prescription Drug Scheme

Three doctors are facing charges in a prescription drug theft scheme at a local chiropractor’s office.

01/17/2014

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Rx Drug Overdose Is Leading Cause Of Unnatural Death In Westmoreland Co.

The statistic is shocking: drug overdoses kill more people in Westmoreland County than any other manner of death, besides natural causes.

01/13/2014

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Couple Charged After Toddlers Eat Prescription Sedatives, Hospitalized

A couple is charged with endangering their 2-year-old twins.

12/17/2013

Giant Eagle Offering Free Antibiotics

If you’re feeling under the weather, there’s still good news: you can get free antibiotics.

09/27/2013

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12 Charged In Alleged Prescription Drug Ring

A dozen people are charged in an alleged prescription drug ring.

07/23/2013

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Backs New Guidelines For Acne Treatment

Acne is an age-old condition that many teens and older children face, but there are now new guidelines to treat it.

06/26/2013

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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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Allentown Home Invasion Suspects Looking For Painkillers

Two people were tied up Tuesday night during a home invasion in Pittsburgh’s Allentown section.

01/08/2013

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Suspect Sought In Rite Aid Robbery

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in South Park Township Saturday morning.

10/06/2012

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Local Doctor Sentenced In Prescription Drug Case

A local doctor has been sentenced for prescribing painkillers to patients who didn’t need them.

09/24/2012

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How Do We Curb Prescription Drug Abuse?

KDKA Radio’s Johnna Pro talks with Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone and supervising detective for the Washington Drug Task Force Rick Gluth about prescription drug abuse.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/15/2012

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Mother, Son In Moon Twp. Drug Bust Waive Charges To Court

A local mother accused of taking her children with her to sell drugs appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

07/31/2012

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