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Prescription Drugs

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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Tighter Security Coming For Prescription Database

In an effort to protect patient information, state health officials announced an increase in security of its statewide prescription drug datatbase.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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DEA & Walgreens Settle Dispute Over Oxycodone Distribution

The Drug Enforcement Administration reached a financial settlement with pharmacy giant Walgreens for the company violating rules dealing with the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

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Dangerous Drug Creating New Addicts

There is a new epidemic of people who have been addicted to opium pills switching over to another dangerous drug which has gotten easier and cheaper to acquire.

CBS4–05/22/2013

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DEA Collects 14 Tons Of Unused Rx Drugs In Florida

More than 14 tons of unused or expired prescription drugs were collectedby the The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during a recent drug take-back day in Florida.

CBS Miami–05/03/2013

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Workers’ Comp Bill Headed To Gov. Scott

A bill that aims at lowering workers’ compensation insurance costs is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for signing.

05/01/2013

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Take Back Day Gets Rid Of Unwanted Meds

Prevention of prescription drug abuse, and accidental ingestion, is all part of the plan behind National Prescription Drug “Take-Back Day”.

CBS4–04/27/2013

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New Law Adds Prescribing Powers To Optometrists

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will allow optometrists to prescribe oral medications, ending a long-running lobbying battle about the issue.

CBS Miami–04/20/2013

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Panel Passes Pill Mill Bill Without Key Proposal

A modified bill designed to crack down on pill mills and ‘doctor shopping’ in the state passed a House panel on Tuesday with an important key proposal left off.

CBS4–04/09/2013

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Miami Man To Be Charged In $80M Prescription Drug Theft

$80 million will buy several Picasso paintings, dozens of mansions, or several hundred sports cars. Or it will buy a lot of prescription drugs.

02/23/2013

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