| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:36 PM
An off-duty Chicago firefighter was shot by police this afternoon after he jumped out of a car and appeared to point a weapon at officers in a store parking lot in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, authorities said.
The firefighter was in a shooting...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"Good news — you've been accepted!" the letter says. "Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!"
Enclosed are two plastic cards from National Prescription Savings Network that include personal "member...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Susan Segal normally spends about $30 for a three-month supply of a thyroid medication from CVS Caremark's mail-order pharmacy.
Recently, though, CVS sent her a different thyroid drug, which cost $23 more — a 77% increase.
Segal, 56, called to...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Camille Heim, a second-year pharmacy student, recently received The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Annual Achievement Scholarship at the school’s Scholarships and Awards Convocation.
This school year, she and several classmates did...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference kicked off Wednesday at UC Davis. It's the first time the event is held in the U.S. after its inauguration at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The conference brings together scientists and policy makers to...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Employees at one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains must disclose personal health information -- including their weight -- or pay a $600-a-year fine, according to a published report.
CVS Caremark Corp. is requiring workers to reveal the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Consumers, your social conscience deserves a day off. SocialPower.com, a website just emerging from beta, gives it to you: a platform to air out your consumer gripes and wishes, big or (mostly) small.
It reads, at times, like a parody from The Onion but...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:42 PM
I’m thinking the CVS diet might be right for me.
That’s the one where my company requires me to reveal my weight, blood pressure and glucose levels to eventually use them against me. It’s the one where I face a $600-a-year penalty...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A man was wounded when shots were fired from a black Mercedes SUV at a white Cadillac Escalade in the Jefferson Park neighborhood this morning, in what police are calling an apparent case of road rage.
The Escalade had pulled up to a home in the 4400...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Somerset Area Food Panty served 77,179 families, 196,740 clients to date in its 31 years of service. This was possible because of donations given by the community, according to site director George Stein.
Recent donations came from Boy Scout Unit...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In a nondescript strip mall on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, located next to a Chixy Natural and a Bomburger, along with several other chain restaurants, is a very good family-owned Mediterranean-Italian bistro called Café Tria.
Large windows overlook...