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Jessica Ridgway, Channel 2 NewsA new drug is gaining popularity in the United States. It's called Kratom and it's legal. However, doctors say users may become dependent or addicted, similar to hard drugs like heroin. Kratom is marketed as a "natural alternative" to pain...
Channel 2 NewsSeven medical facilities statewide are contacting hundreds of patients in Alaska about the recently recalled steroid that has potentially affected 14,000 people nationwide. The concern stems from a tainted steroid that has now resulted in the diagnosis...
Channel 2 NewsAlaskans turned in 1,838 pounds of prescription medication during the fifth Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back event on September 29. Rates of prescription drug use in the U.S. are alarmingly high. More Americans...
Channel 2 NewsA Las Vegas man accused of illegally transporting prescription painkillers to Alaska faces 15 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney in Nevada says 28-year-old Nicholas Ghafouria pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture...
Tags: OxyContin (drug), Trials, Prisons, Lawyers, Justice System
Channel 2 NewsOn Sep. 29, there will be several collection points people can anonymously dispose of expired prescription drugs in Alaska. The Drug Enforcement Administration has teamed up with other state and federal agencies to curb the growing problem of...
Tags: Prescription Drugs
Channel 2 NewsThe Department of Environmental Conservation is advising Kenai Peninsula property owners near flooding streams and rivers to boil their water used for drinking, cooking, hand washing or dish washing. Wells near the flooded water systems may be...
Tags: Rivers, Floods, Weather, Prescription Drugs, Weather Warnings
Ch 2 NewsFlu season is quickly approaching, and that means doctors are recommending you get immunized. At Carrs Safeway you can get a flu vaccine for $30, plus a coupon for 10% off your shopping. One pharmacist says flu season starts around mid-September. He...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska has the highest exemption rate from 2010-11, according to an Associated Press analysis. In eight states, the report said more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners are opting out of getting all the vaccines required for attendance. More...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell signed legislation Wednesday making it illegal to possess, manufacture, sell or distribute synthetic cocaine. Senate bill 140 classifies the synthetic, also marketed as bath salts, as a "schedule two-a" controlled substance....
Channel 2 NewsIf you have expired prescription drugs, the Mat-Su borough has set up four locations where people can anonymously dispose of old medication on Saturday, April 28. The event coincides with the federal take-back initiative, which aims to curb accidental...
Channel 2 NewsAnimal Care and Control celebrated "Pet New Year" with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in an event that promotes pet vaccinations and microchipping. Held at the Alaska Mill and Feed warehouse, the Pet New Year offered discounted rabies...
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