San Joaquin County Doctor Convicted of Illegally Prescribing Opioids to PatientsA San Joaquin County Doctor was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing controlled substances, such as opioids, to patients, said the Department of Justice.
California Delays Considering Supervised Sites For Drug UseCalifornia lawmakers will wait until next year to continue considering a bill that would give opioid users a place to inject drugs in supervised settings, the bill's author said Tuesday.
Newsom Signs Law To Grow Mental Health Coverage In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
Demi Lovato Speaks Out For First Time Since Apparent Overdose"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," the 25-year-old singer wrote on her Instagram account Sunday. "What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."
Walmart Tightens Its Opioid Prescription PoliciesWalmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.
California Wants To Legalize Safe Houses For Illegal Drug UseDr. Taeko Frost has seen too many deadly overdoses in her lifetime – many she's successfully reversed. But she says the problem only gets worse when addicts use drugs, alone.
Official Says Prince Died Of Opioid OverdoseA law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose.
Redwood Park Closes Road To Deter PoachersUnemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the cutting of ancient redwood trees to make coffee tables and wall clocks.