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Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Doctor Shopping for Drugs Declines in Va.

State data show fewer people are shopping for doctors in Virginia to illegitimately obtain prescription drugs.

06/09/2014

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Supplements Contained Active Ingredient in Viagra

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to selling pills marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement that contained the active ingredients for the prescription drugs Viagra and Cialis.

05/07/2014

A generic photo of prescription drugs taken March 20, 2009 for files.         AFP PHOTO/ Paul J. Richards (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Take-Back Initiative: Find a Location Near You

Several county police departments, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday.

04/26/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

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

03/12/2014

The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Drops Proposals For Medicare Changes

The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2014

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Study: Friends, Not Dealers, Most Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

03/03/2014

A woman walk past a new Walgreens at the corner of Sunset and Vine on Jan. 15, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Walgreen Stores Adding Eyebrow Waxing Bars In Response To Health Care Overhaul

At some Walgreen stores, there are health clinics staffed by nurse practitioners, cafes that sell barista-prepared coffee and Eyebrow Bars where trained professionals groom unruly facial hair.

08/08/2013