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 •  August 19

Many Illinois consumers stopping by a drugstore to pick up a new prescription soon will be hearing a lot more from the pharmacist. Pharmacists throughout the state are being required to counsel customers who seek to fill orders for new medications or need changes in their longtime prescriptions — a mandate that includes alerting patients to...

My Journal Courier

 •  July 3

JERSEYVILLE — A west-central Illinois county is targeting national drugmakers it says contributed to an epidemic of opioid abuse. The Jersey County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed suit against several of the pharmaceutical corporations, claiming they have encouraged healthcare providers to over-prescribe painkillers. According to the lawsuit,...

My Journal Courier

 •  May 10

Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2001 through 2010. The researchers looked...