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)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Virginia Transportation Secretary: New Law Leaves Most Highway Projects Competing for Scarce Dollars
  • Kingsport Schools to Equip Students with Laptops
  • Bristol Public Library Sculpture Party
  • Topping Out Ceremony Held for Eastman's $100 Million Corporate Business Center
  • Man Reported Missing in Kingsport Found Safe
  • Hearing Delayed for former Bristol Library Executive Charged with Embezzlement.
  • Kingsport Investigators Searching for Missing Man
  • Funeral Home Fire in Castlewood Under Investigation
  • Johnson City Leaders Hire Lobbyists To Push Their Agenda in Nashville
  • Bristol, TN Named One of the Most Conservative Cities in America
  • Tri-Cities Airport Wants to Re-impose Passenger Fee
  • Kingsport Woman Seriously Injured After Being Ejected from SUV
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect in Church Hill
  • State Transportation Board Seeking Input in Bristol Wednesday
  • Virginia State Police Budget Cuts Will Reduce Staff, Overtime Pay
  • Sullivan County Detectives Looking for Help to Identify Bluff City, Piney Flats Vandals
  • Committees in Carter County to Stay As-Is After Lengthy Debate
  • State Police Association in Virginia Says Budget Cuts Will Deter Service and Morale
  • Virginia Creeper Trail Inducted into National Rails to Trail Hall of Fame
  • Problem with Accuracy of Eyewitnesses to Crime Identified Across Virginia
  • Police say Woman Lied About Child's Fund Raiser to Collect for Herself
  • Jeff Howard Promoted to ETSU Dean of Students



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