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Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistPrescription Drug Take-Back Day Will Take Place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 Click here to find a take-back location anywhere in the United States Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistLancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton will host the Pet Health Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Veterinarians and Pet Technicians will be on hand to answer questions, give rabies vaccines, and give demonstrations. The health fair...
Man arrested for trying to steal medicine from Radford pharmacy with a shotgun will enter guilty pleaA man arrested for trying to steal medication from a CVS Pharmacy in Radford back in 2011 will enter a guilty plea in court on Friday. According to a news release, Derek Stevenson attempted to rob the CVS Pharmacy on Main Street in Radford on...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterOne Roanoke woman keeps her cell phone at her side always. The reason? She's waiting for a call that could save her life. To understand this woman's story you have to go back several years to when 41 year old Jenny Mays DeLorenzo was just 17 and a...
Tags: Cell Phones, Chemical Industry, Dialysis
On February 4, 2013, WDBJ7 broadcast a news story dealing with “pill mills” and the improper distribution of pain medications and other prescription drugs. During that report, the Beckley Treatment Center in Beckley, West Virginia, was...
A former Dublin doctor was convicted late Thursday evening on federal drug distribution charges. Linda Sue Cheek was convicted after an eight-day trial in the United States District Court in Roanoke on 172 of the 173 counts she was facing. Evidence at...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe Norman family of Rustburg is preparing for a big trip this weekend. "I'm going to the White House," said Nathan Norman. "I'm going to see the whole house, I think." He'll see a whole lot more than that. Nathan and his family will be guests at...
Tags: Barack Obama, Chemical Industry, White House
In early September, an alert healthcare worker in Tennessee discovered that her ill patient had fungus in their spinal fluid. Within a matter of days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were involved, and an...
Pharmacies in Roanoke, New River Valley, Martinsville, Lynchburg either out of or low on flu vaccineReporterThis flu season will be one for the record books. Some locations in our area have run out of the vaccine and those that still have a supply can barely keep it in stock. At the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County, business is booming. The owner...
Tags: Vaccines, Diabetes, Chemical Industry, Flu, Flu Vaccine
UPDATED: 10/16/2012 07:29 p.m. WDBJ7 has confirmed that the second victim of the meningitis outbreak died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Spokesperson Eric Earnhart says the person was first admitted to LewisGale Medical Center in Salem and...
Senior ProducerBilly Beamer suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome. As part of his medical treatment plan, Beamer discovered a non-medical, non-invasive way to deal with his pain. It involved one of his hobbies, drawing. "So as I...
Tags: Fibromyalgia, Chemical Industry, Pain
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