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Pfizer drugs wilt, lower-margin units shine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc reported quarterly results roughly in line with expectations, as falling sales of prescription drugs undermined strong demand for consumer and animal-health products that some investors want the company to sell off. Full story

NH participates in drug take-back initiative

Police stations around New Hampshire are participating in a nationwide prescription drug "take-back" initiative aimed at preventing pill abuse and theft. Full story

Ark. authorities to collect unused, expired drugs

Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas will accept unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs for disposal as part of a drug take-back event. Full story

Turn in unused prescription drugs Saturday

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants your prescription drugs. Full story

Conn. police collecting unused prescription drugs

Connecticut state police and federal agents will be collecting unused prescription drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse, theft and potential health hazards. Full story

HealthSpring 1Q profit rises after Bravo deal

Health insurer HealthSpring Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter profit grew 31 percent after it bolstered its Medicare Advantage plan business by acquiring Bravo Health. Full story

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Kentucky sites designated for drug 'Take-Back' day

NY part of national prescription drug 'take back'

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Kan. AG wants people to dispose of unused drugs

DEA, local officials to collect prescription drugs

Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 30th

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  White House targets prescription drug abuse

The Obama administration is launching a new campaign to curb prescription drug abuse. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with medical expert Dr. Ian Smith.

  Florida tackles drug abuse

Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has signed an executive order that would make state employees take drug tests but he’s refusing to have a statewide database that tracks prescription drug use. Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., shares his thoughts on the double standard.

  How a repeal will hurt health reform

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is helping Medicare beneficiaries with their prescription drug costs.

  Bush, deficits lead morning arguments

The Morning Joe gang run through the morning’s must-read op-eds, highlighting Warren Buffett’s piece on how government is trying to fix the deficit and Ruth Marcus’ article on President Bush’s legacy.

  DEA targets prescription drug abuse

With prescription drug abuse on the rise in America, the DEA’s national prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign will offer locations where the public can drop off expired, unused and unwanted meds. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

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