Springfield, IL – Supporters of the legislation say it will force drug companies to offer lower prices to club members, who would have more clout as a group. The state will negotiate for bulk discounts on behalf of the club. Blagojevich says seniors make up 13 percent of the state's population but account for 42 percent of the prescriptions dispensed. Seniors citizens and the disabled will pay 25 dollars a year to join in return for anticipated discounts.
Washington, DC – The decision came Monday in the case of a suburban St. Louis dentist. Prosecutors wanted to give drugs to Dr. Charles Sell to make him well enough to stand trial on health fraud charges.
The 6-3 ruling means that the government will have to meet certain conditions before putting defendants on anti-psychotic drugs before their trials. Justices said a lower court should reconsider whether the government could medicate the 53-year-old Sell. He's been diagnosed with a delusional disorder.
Amy Hancock's first words after surgery to restore her voice were "thank you." The 26-year-old Hancock had surgery last month at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where tissue was removed from her arm and fashioned into a talking tube. On Monday, Hancock spoke her first words using her new voice.