Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Prescription medicine is a strain on many people's budgets. "It can range anywhere from $4.99 to two and three-hundred dollars," said Pharamacist, Matthew Daniels.
And that is leaving some looking for anyway to stretch their healthcare dollars. "It can be hard on people with limited income."
U Save It Pharmacist, Matthew Daniels say many patients split pills to prevent from having to refill as often. "Cutting pills can be okay if you check with your pharmacist and make sure it is safe to do it. You have to watch out for those that are timed release. Those you can not cut in half."
Others stop taking them all together. And Daniels warn this can lead to worse complications down the road. And is why patients should use other means to save money like comparison shopping among different pharmacies.
Patients should ask for free samples from their doctors. Patients also should have a pharmacist review all of their medication to be sure they are are all necessary and aren't duplicates. Buying long-term perscriptions in bulk will also save you money.
"A blood pressure, diabetes something that is going to be chronic that you will probably be taking for the rest of your life. Those are the ones that is important to get cost-effective so that they will take it and improve their quality of life."
And doctors are getting the message. "I had someone come in this morning where the doctor had written five real inexpensive medicines," said Daniels. Daniels say this is what will help keep people healthy physically and financially.
Pharmacist say anyone having trouble paying for their medication should ask for a generic. Generics can cost up to 80-percent less than the name brand. You can click here see whether a drug has a generic equivalent.