Thieves Steal Drugs from Pharmacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Three suspects are still on the loose after a late night robbery at a pharmacy. Police say three people broke into the Bi-Mart on the corner of 53rd Street and Philomath Boulevard just before 3 a.m. Friday. Police and deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded because the store’s alarm was … Continue reading »

New Pharmacy Opens in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new pharmacy in Corvallis held its big grand opening Friday, all to help clients at the Benton County Health Centers. The Oregon State University College of Pharmacy teamed up with the health center to open the pharmacy. It gives students a good learning experience but also helps those who do not … Continue reading »

Spike in Local Pharmacy Robberies

EUGENE, Ore. — A spike in pharmacy robberies during the last month is raising questions about a prescription drug problem in Lane County. Two Bi-marts were robbed just this week in Eugene. Lane County Public Health says a demand for the drugs could be a reason for the recent increase. It says we do have … Continue reading »

Eugene Bi-Mart Pharmacy Robbed

UPDATE (5 P.M.): Police arrested Shane Michael Wendland, 31, of Eugene. He is charged with third-degree robbery. EUGENE, Ore. — Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Bi-Mart pharmacy on West 18th Avenue. Police say at about 2:18 p.m. Monday, a man used a note to rob the pharmacy and left westbound … Continue reading »

Search Underway for Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second consecutive night Eugene Police set up a perimeter, searching for a man they say robbed a Eugene business. They say a man walked up to the Albertsons on Coburg Road. He handed an employee at the pharmacy a note, demanding prescription drugs. He claimed to be armed. No one … Continue reading »

Eugene Rite Aid Pharmacy Robbed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are asking for help finding the suspect in a robbery that took place Sunday afternoon. The Eugene Police Department says a man walked into the Rite Aid store on Coburg Road shortly before 2 p.m., handed the pharmacist a note, and then took off with prescription medication. Officers say the … Continue reading »

Robot Distributes Medication at Hospital

(CNN) — Doctors and administrators at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center are giving high marks to its new so-called robotic pharmacy. The technology is changing hospital pharmacies. Making sure hospital patients like Jorge Rico get the right medicine is critical. He’s being treated for leukemia at UCSF, the University of California, San … Continue reading »

County Addresses Flu Vaccine Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County pharmacies are experiencing a flu vaccine shortage. People all over our area headed the flu warnings and rushed out to get flu shots. The problem is most are now out and it’s unclear when new shipments will come in. We spent most of the morning calling a couple dozen pharmacies … Continue reading »

Man Robs Eugene Pharmacy with Shotgun

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are looking for the man who threatened pharmacy employees with a shotgun and demanded drugs. It happened at the Sav-On Pharmacy inside the Albertsons at 30th and Hilyard. Officers say the man got away through an emergency exit and left the unloaded shotgun behind. Investigators say it was stolen in … Continue reading »

Overworked Pharmacists Could Get Help from State

EUGENE, Ore. — Overworked pharmacists may be getting help from the state. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy is considering a rule change. It would allow them to fine, suspend or revoke licenses from pharmacies in response to a survey revealing safety concerns about poor working conditions affecting patient health and safety. Local independent pharmacists say … Continue reading »