Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eastman Prescription Changes
Eastman Chemical says beginning in 2014 they will encourage their employees to buy prescriptions from the Internet because it is cheaper, but is it safer? The new plan will ask those who take medical maintenance medications for ongoing condition like diabetes or high blood pressure to order the prescription off the Internet, and if they use a real pharmacy they are likely to have to pay more. Local pharmacies are now saying that it could hurt them, especially those that are independently owned and does not have a corporation to absorb losses. They say the patient could be paying as well, but not just high prices, with their health. Not having an actual pharmacist could lead to drug interactions for the patients and that won’t make them healthier. The change in policy is being blamed on the 2015 implementation of the Obama Health Care Act. (CC)

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Man Arraigned in Court in Greeneville in Deaths of Two Babies
  • Grand Jury: No Crimes Committed at Bluff City City Hall
  • Greeneville Mother Pleads in Baby's Death, Set to Testify Against Father
  • Two Big Donations Clinches New Playground for Anderson Elementary
  • Two Men Accused by Kingsport Police of Stealing Five Vehicles Off of Bloomingdale Lot
  • USDA Grant to Help More SWVirginia Schools Get Fresh From the Farm Produce
  • Virginia's "Mature" Drivers Will be Impacted by New Law
  • Johnson City Flood Prevention Steps to Save Some Homeowners Money
  • Virginia Ranked 4th Roughest State on Speeders
  • Greeneville Man Arrested in Connection With Two Infant Deaths
  • Charges Dropped Against Convicted Doctor and Wife
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Nets Two Arrests in Kingsport



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