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MONTPELIER | Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma LP, makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Representatives from the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. recently announced that more than 5,000 residents have saved more than $543,000 on their prescription medications due to the organization’s partnership with FamilyWize... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In the past 16 months, 1,000 pounds of unused medications have been deposited in the community medication collection bin, located in University of Vermont Health Network — Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Outpatient Pharmacy. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will host a local drug take-back day next Saturday. Read more

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Students from four Vermont high schools traveled to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston last week. Read more

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I try to mute them when they appear on the screen, but it is impossible not to catch some of the recent, ridiculous television commercials. Read more

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BURLINGTON  | Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

TICONDEROGA |  Approximately 1,300 Walgreens-owned Rite Aid stores will convert to the Walgreens brand over the next 12 months. Read more

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The midterm elections, which saw Democrats win the House and Republicans expand their Senate majority, will govern the details underpinning health care for at least the next two years. Read more

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America’s convoluted payment/insurance system is why our per capita healthcare costs far exceed any other developed country, with worse health outcomes. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH | More than any other issue, health care has animated the national and local political landscape during the midterm election cycle. Read more

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Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, we still lack a health care system which provides affordable health care for all. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Social Security Administration announced last week that cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to beneficiaries will be 2.8 percent next year. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Candidates are refining their health care pitches in the waning days of the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The House passed a pair of bills this week designed to boost transparency in prescription drug purchasing. Read more

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We all know that many prescription medications cost too much. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont State Police barracks and municipal police station in our area now accept unused and unwanted prescription medication from members of the public year-round. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Trump administration last week issued new insurance rules that will allow patients to purchase health care plans originally designed for short-term use. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Hudson Headwaters was heading towards an iceberg following the pending expiration of a Affordable Care Act-related funding stream for community health centers. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The area’s first medical marijuana dispensary will be under new ownership next week. Read more

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