California Among The US States Least Affected By The Opioid EpidemicOpioids have taken the lives of thousands of Americans. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services declared the epidemic a public health emergency. A report issued Tuesday shows how California is being affected by the crisis.
Not Sure How To Get Rid Of Extra Opioids Or Antibiotics? The Pharmacy May Not Know, EitherWhen it comes to getting rid of prescription drugs, fewer than half of the pharmacies surveyed for a new study gave accurate guidance that met US Food and Drug Administration standards for disposing of unused opioids and antibiotics.
Kaiser Pharmacies Receive More Opioids Than Any Other Pharmacy In Our AreaNew numbers indicate one pharmacy chain has been receiving more opioids in our area than anyone else.
California Man Who Went By 'Oxygod' Sentenced For Selling 'Massive Amounts' Of OpioidsAn Orange County man who sold "massive amounts" of opioid pills laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.
Package Of Heroin Disguised As A Christmas Gift Seized In AlaskaA bowling ball-sized package of heroin was mailed to Alaska disguised as Christmas boxes, U.S. prosecutors said.
Federal Plan to Stem California Prison Overdoses Could Cost $252 Million A YearA federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates.
Nearly 30% Of All Opioid Prescriptions Lack Documented ReasonHow large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis? Nearly 30% of all opioids prescribed in US clinics or doctors' offices lack a documented reason -- such as severe back pain -- to justify a script for these addictive drugs, new research finds.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Mussels Off Seattle Coast Test Positive For OpioidsAs more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity.
Police Taking Measures To Protect K-9s From Potential Opioid OverdosesIt’s no secret that being a police officer can be a dangerous job, but now, officers are facing a new enemy that can be virtually invisible and deadly to their closest allies.
Prosecutor: No Criminal Charges In Prince's DeathThe prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he's filing no criminal charges in the musician's death.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug PushersUnveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.
Walmart Announces New Way To Dispose Of OpioidsInside, a powder to dump into the pill bottle and mix with water. Within 10 minutes, the contents turn into a gel and neutralize the drugs.
Lawyer Says Juror Might Have Stolen Opioid Evidence At TrialAn Ohio defense attorney says at least one juror may have stolen oxycodone pills during a drug trial.