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A North Tonawanda man who was convicted for prescribing drugs to himself won't be allowed to return to being a pharmacist again for two years. Patrick R. McQuade, 29, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $7,793.78 in restitution in addition to being prohibited from being employed as a pharmacist during his probation, it was announced Wednesday by the …

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Disabled or elderly Lewiston residents who can't drive can have town police pick up unwanted medications from their home under a new program. The department will offer pickups, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 15th of each month. Appointments must be made a week prior to the pickup date, the department said in a Facebook post. Those interested should cal…

Health and Fitness

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at several sites across the region, including Wegmans stores in Hamburg and Depew, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst and the following drive-up Catholic Health locations: Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawan…

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Juliana Keeping, of Oklahoma City, had to pay $1,000 out of pocket – five times – for a drug that prevented her 4-year-old son from catching a severe cold that could have had a catastrophic effect on his cystic fibrosis. Her insurer denied payment for the treatment, citing a 1960s study on handwashing. Tanya Koller, 53, of Schenectady, has battled diabetes for decades a…