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Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug Locks

Illinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.


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.


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.


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Walgreen Offers Prescription Help Tied to Obamacare

Walgreen Co. says it will fill prescriptions at no upfront cost to some patients who don’t have all the information they need for coverage received through the health care overhaul.


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Millions Receiving Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses

“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.



Week One: Better Decisions, Healthier Outcomes

This week Dr. Bob Nease, Chief Scientist, discusses using fun to accomplish good behavior and explores the effects of prescription non-adherence.


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Reunited: Walgreens, Express Scripts Reach Agreement

New contract takes effect Sept. 15th; terms not disclosed.


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Walgreens Co. Owes Missouri $$$

The settlement resolves complaints that Walgreens Co. improperly tried to get people to switch their prescriptions to its pharmacies.


3/14/12-Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons holds up a medicine bottle he found stored in an unsafe manner in his own home Wednesday, during a press conference officially launching the "Lock Your Meds" campaign designed to curb the growing heroin problem. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

The Danger Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons launches “Lock Your Meds” campaign.


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Opposition Mounts on St. Charles Meth Measure

The plan for prescription pseudoephedrine will be on the table Monday.


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