Some patients in New Jersey filled their prescriptions only to receive pill bottles containing the wrong medication. The mix-up happened at five separate CVS pharmacies in Camden, Morris and Union Counties.
This Monday, the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will consider the Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act, which expands access to a life-saving medication that is currently only available with a prescription.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
An Assembly committee has approved a bill sponsored by Assembly members Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Dan Benson that would ease access to prescription pain medication for patients who need it by requiring certain health insurance providers to cover prescription pain medication.
A New Jersey pharmacist is under arrest for allegedly creating fraudulent prescriptions to obtain a weight-loss drug known to have a high potential for abuse. State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa announced the arrest today of 62 year old Joseph Chiodo Jr. of Morganville.