San Joaquin County Doctor Accused Of Illegally Prescribing OpioidsA San Joaquin County doctor is accused of fueling the opioid crisis by prescribing drugs for no legitimate medical purpose.
AG Becerra Announces Lawsuit Against Opioid Maker Purdue PharmaCalifornia's attorney general is suing the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin.
Report: More Doctors Are Stealing Prescription Drugs In the midst of an opioid crisis, a new report on the misuse and theft of drugs by healthcare workers found more doctors are stealing prescription drugs.
DEA Warns Of New Drug 100 Times More Potent Than FentanylAs drug users are rushed to emergency rooms in record numbers for fentanyl overdoses, the DEA has issued an alert after the drug caused three deaths in San Diego.
Americans More Likely To Die From Opioid Overdose Than In A Car AccidentFor the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.
Family Behind Purdue Pharma Sued Over Opioid CrisisOnly a few lawsuits so far have named members of the Sackler family, which owns and controls Purdue Pharma, as defendants.
Childrens' Exposure To Addiction Drug Rose 215% In Three YearsMore than 11,200 calls concerning children's exposure to buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder, were made to US poison control centers from 2007 to 2016, a new study found.
SF To Distribute Addiction Treatment Drug Directly To UsersSan Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country.
Woman Lost 2 Sons In One Night To Opioids From Graduation PartiesHer two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. They came home and went to bed. By the next morning, the boys were pronounced dead. Both had accidentally overdosed on hydrocodone and alcohol.
California Lawmakers Advance Measures To Curb Opioid CrisisTens of thousands of Americans die every year as a result of opioid addiction.
Surgeon General Urges More Americans To Carry Opioid Antidote NaloxoneThe US surgeon general issued an advisory Thursday recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone.
9 People With Overdose Symptoms Rescued From Residence9 Isla Vista residents including with drug overdose symptoms were sent to hospitals.