Sen. Tina Smith Pushing Bill To Lower Prescription Drug PricesRachel Malmberg and several other Minnesotans shared their stories of exorbitant out-of-pocket costs with Senator Tina Smith.
84-Year-Old Doctor Who Won't Use A Computer Has Medical License RevokedOn Nov. 15 a local judge reportedly denied Konopka's appeal to regain her license after the doctor claimed she was forced to hand it over.
Sherburne Co. Deputies Save 4 Overdose Victims In 10 Days Using NARCANFour people in 10 days have been saved by deputies administering NARCAN in Sherburne County, according to the county’s sheriff’s office.
A Safe Way To Dispose Of Prescription Drugs At HomeThe safe disposal of drugs not only prevents others from swiping bottles from home medicine cabinets, but it also protects the environment.
Good Question: How Do Prescription Drugs Get Their Names?Zyrtec, Xeljanz, Lipitor. They might sound like strange words, but they're now household names after billions of dollars of advertising by drug companies. That had Kim from River Falls wanting to know: How do prescription drugs get their names?
Hennepin County Offers Safe Prescription Drug DisposalSaturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Locations across the Twin Cities are accepting medicines for safe disposal.
Klobuchar-Sponsored Bill Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Moves ForwardThe Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act includes provisions to expand prevention and educational efforts , as well as strengthen the programs that track prescription drugs.
Deputy Accused Of Stealing Drugs & Toys Charged, ReleasedA Meeker County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs and toys from children faces nine criminal counts ranging from felonies to petty misdemeanors. Travis Sebring, 33, was arrested at his department headquarters in Meeker County Tuesday.
Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into AddictionMore than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.
Suspended MN Doctor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Prescription DrugsA 43-year-old suspended Pelican Rapids doctor has pleaded guilty to obtaining Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs by writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Nurse Accused Of Illegally Accessing Patient RecordsA nurse with a history of narcotics theft illegally accessed a state database that contains prescription drug records for 1 million Minnesotans, all under the supervision of government entities that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Henn. Co. Sheriff: Heroin Deaths Decrease, But Potency Is HighHeroin deaths in Hennepin County declined slightly in 2014, but the drug is getting cheaper in the Twin Cities -- and has one of the highest purity levels in the country. The Hennepin County Sheriff's office says there were 50 heroin deaths last year, compared to 56 in 2013 – the deadliest year for the drug on record. There were eight total in 2010.