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Congress Decides To Investigate Soaring Prices Of Some Generic Drugs

“Where a bottle of 500 pills may have been $40 last year, that bottle is now $1,000,” says Pharmacist Ellis Merz.

10/03/2014

Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty by a federal jury of illegally peddling prescription painkillers. (credit: DEA)

La Mirada Doctor, 78, Guilty Of Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty of illegally distributing painkillers like Norco, Hydrocodone and Vicodin.

08/15/2014

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Kaiser Permanente Pharmacists Could Strike As Early As Monday

A strike would mean no one available to fill prescriptions.

05/17/2014

What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?

If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.

03/12/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

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Feds Search Calif. Doctor’s Office In Painkiller Probe

Federal authorities have searched the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients who had no medical need for them.

03/23/2013

(CBS)

Glendora Doctor’s Offices Raided In Rx Probe

Police and federal agents raided the offices Thursday of a Los Angeles-area doctor suspected of illegally prescribing prescriptions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2012

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DEA Nets 8 Tons Of Drugs From LA Residents In Take-Back Program

Los Angeles residents handed over more than 8 tons of medication during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s third annual Drug Take-Back event, DEA agents announced Sunday.

11/06/2011

(credit: CBS)

16 Arrested In $18M Medicare Scam

Federal authorities raided Los Angeles-area pharmacies Thursday, arresting 16 people in an alleged $18 million scheme to defraud Medicare that included the recruitment of veterans, homeless people, the poor and elderly.

10/27/2011

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Doctors Go Digital With Help Of iPhones, iPads

That doctor’s pad may soon be a thing of the past.

11/24/2010

(credit: CBS)

DEA Launches ‘Take-Back’ Campaign For Prescription Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Agency announced there will be more than 3,400 sites nationwide on Saturday, September 25th where consumers can take-back dangerous, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

CBS Los Angeles–09/23/2010

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