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  • Danielle M. Tharp-Strouse
  • The state Attorney General's Office say a nurse has been charged with forging prescriptions for a painkiller for her personal use.
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delaware news, prescriptions, local/state
  • The Trending Channel
  • A western Pennsylvania pizza shop has been delivering prescription medicines and other supplies to ill and elderly residents so they don't have to go outside during recent frigid temperatures.
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pennsylvania news, drugs, prescriptions, trending
  • An Action News investigation uncovers an alarming connection between heroin use and prescription medications many use every day.
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Action News Investigation, drugs, prescriptions, philadelphia news, local/state, dann cuellar
  • 84 arrested in major drug, weapons bust in Philadelphia
  • A major drug and weapons bust in North Philadelphia has led to dozens of arrests across the city.
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philadelphia news, north philadelphia news, drugs, illegal drugs, prescriptions, marijuana, local/state
  • 84 arrested in major drug, weapons bust in Philadelphia
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philadelphia news, north philadelphia news, drugs, illegal drugs, prescriptions, marijuana, local/state
  • 27 arrested in Center City oxycodone bust
  • An elaborate scheme to illegally sell nearly half a million prescription pills in Philadelphia has been busted.
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center city news, philadelphia news, prescriptions, local/state
  • 2 brothers arrested for drugs, firearm possession
  • New Castle County Police have arrested two brothers after police found drugs and firearms inside their Newark home.
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new castle county news, delaware news, illegal drugs, prescriptions, guns, local/state
  • A Montgomery County doctor has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for running an oxycodone distribution ring.
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pennsylvania news, montgomery county news, drugs, prescriptions, local/state
  • Police say an eastern Pennsylvania woman tried to poison her husband and daughter with burritos laced with prescription medicine.
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prescriptions, allentown, pennsylvania, local/state
  • Viagra
  • Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill.
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prescriptions, lifestyle, healthcheck
  • More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs.
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teens, prescriptions, drugs, healthcheck
  • Federal investigators have busted a multi-million dollar prescription drug ring in the Lehigh Valley.
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prescriptions, drugs, pennsylvania, local/state
  • Action News
  • The Craigslist ad was placed by a self-described "friendly NYU student." It offered "pain and anxiety relief." Just in case there was any confusion, it signed off with, "(asterisk)(asterisk)perc roxy(asterisk)(asterisk)" and a smiley face.
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new york, prescriptions, national/world
  • 6at4.com logo
  • Officials in Delaware County are hoping you can help them keep drugs out of the wrong hands.
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6at4, prescriptions, delaware county, pennsylvania, 6abc action news at 4
  • Officer Andre Daniels
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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philadelphia police, philadelphia, drugs, prescriptions, fraud, local/state
  • Officer Andre Daniels
  • A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with illegally obtaining prescription drugs.
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philadelphia, drugs, prescriptions, fraud, philadelphia police, local/state
  • Action News
  • Authorities have made arrests in the 2010 theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse, a robbery described as one of the biggest pharmaceutical heists in history, the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.
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connecticut, prescriptions, national/world
  • A consumer advocacy group is calling on government regulators to withdraw a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk, saying the injectable medication raises the risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and kidney failure.
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prescriptions, diabetes, healthcheck
  • Delaware officials suspended the licenses of two doctors and a nurse practitioner in a crackdown on narcotics prescriptions.
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delaware, new castle county, newark, prescriptions, crime
  • Henry Brown Elementary School
  • Police say a number of students in a Philadelphia school fell ill after a girl passed out prescription pills.
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philadelphia, pennsylvania, kensington, drugs, prescriptions, local/state
  • Richard Ruth and Michael Ruth
  • A Montgomery County doctor is accused of using his practice to illegally sell hundreds of thousands of prescription pills.
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pennsylvania, montgomery county, prescriptions, drugs, crime
  • Find out how to safely get dispose of your unused medicines. Plus, a cost-of-living increase for Social Security.
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6at4, social security, prescriptions, new jersey, pennsylvania, delaware, consumer news, nydia han
  • Richard Ruth and Michael Ruth
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drugs, pennsylvania, montgomery county, prescriptions, local/state
  • Inside Dr. Richard Ruths office
  • The Montgomery County District Attorney's office released photos of Dr. Richard Ruth's office in Souderton, Pa.
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pennsylvania, montgomery county, prescriptions, drugs, crime
  • If you go to an independent pharmacy, you may have seen some flyers about a new bill being considered by the Pennsylvania legislature.
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pennsylvania, prescriptions, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Click play to watch Nydia Han's report
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6at4, social security, prescriptions, new jersey, pennsylvania, delaware, consumer news
  • U.S. drug shortage
  • A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can't get them any other way.
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prescriptions, health care, hospitals, national/world
  • There are a lot of general preparations everyone has to make to be prepared for a hurricane, but there are some additional, critical things to think about if you have medical problems or if you take care of someone with medical problems.
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hurricanes and tropical storms, red cross, health care, prescriptions, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • 7-days worth of medicine, prescription copies help avert trouble
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hurricanes and tropical storms, severe weather, prescriptions, health care, healthcheck
  • Some people have guard dogs, but Montgomery County authorities say they found a guard gator in the home of a suspect.
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norristown, pennsylvania, prescriptions, drugs, crime
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prescriptions, local/state
  • The cost of some prescription medicines is about to plummet. Plus, see a list of drugs coming off patent.
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prescriptions, healthcheck
  • The most common crimes are small-time theft. Bicycles vanish from homes. Cell phones and other gadgets are stolen from cars and beach towels.
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california, child death, prescriptions, national/world
  • Whitpain Township Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a CVS Pharmacy on Skippack Pike Friday night.
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pennsylvania, montgomery county, drugs, prescriptions, robbery, crime
  • The FDA is warning women of child-bearing age that the epilepsy drug Topamax can increase birth defects risk.
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children, prescriptions, healthcheck
  • FDA
  • Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.
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fda, prescriptions, healthcheck
  • The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market under pressure from public health officials.
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fda, prescriptions, healthcheck
  • A new online tool may help with prescription drug choices.
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consumer reports, drugs, prescriptions, consumer news, nydia han
  • Parents in New Jersey might want to better safeguard their prescription drugs and alcohol.
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school, prescriptions, new jersey, local/state
  • The Pennsauken Police Station was just one site where people could turn in expired or unused prescription drugs.
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new jersey, camden county, drugs, prescriptions, local/state, cathy gandolfo
  • The national prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign will offer more than 4,000 sites around the nation.
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prescriptions, drugs, healthcheck
  • Delaware County will sponsor a prescription drug take-back day on Sat. Sept. 25th.
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delaware county, drugs, prescriptions, local/state
  • Click play to watch Ali Gorman's report.
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prescriptions, cancer, healthcheck
  • Some of the world's most popular blood pressure pills may slightly increase your risk of getting cancer.
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prescriptions, cancer, healthcheck
  • Soon you may be able to pick up a fresh salad at your local Walgreens.
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shopping, prescriptions, business/finance
  • Pharmacy information sheets could lead to ID theft
  • Something as simple as throwing away a bag could help a criminal commit prescription fraud.
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delaware, prescriptions, identity theft, crime
  • MS patient on trial for growing marijuana
  • Marijuana is at the center of a fight between prosecutors in New Jersey and a man with multiple sclerosis who's accused of growing the drug.
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new jersey, drugs, prescriptions, hospitals, local/state, nora muchanic
  • Bayer recalls 100K Alka Seltzer cold caps packages
  • Bayer Healthcare is recalling 100,000 packages of Alka-Seltzer cold capsules because some do not properly display warning information about drowsiness.
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washington, healthcare, prescriptions, healthcheck