Drug Users Getting Paid To Try New Formulations In Effort To Reduce Painkiller AbuseThe rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. is leading to research which involves paying recreational drug users to try new formulations, in the hope of reducing the abuse and addiction to painkillers.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.
Sex Offenders Not Screened From California Substance Abuse Counselor JobsThe investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.
Sacramento Rally Targets Doctors Who Over-Prescribe MedicationsA rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol to bring attention to what organizers say is an epidemic of prescription drug misuse in California.
Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Lockyer ResignsEmbattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer told her colleagues in a letter Friday that she is resigning from office effective immediately.
Email From Wife's Account Shadows Treasurer LockyerAfter a political career spanning four decades, California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles.
Alameda Co. Supervisor Lockyer Returns To Work After Drug TreatmentLockyer attended her first board meeting Tuesday since being injured in an alleged assault at a Newark motel last month and subsequently enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program.
Man At Center Of Lockyer Sex & Drug Scandal Hints At Larger StoryThe man at the center of the sex and substance abuse scandal engulfing the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has spoken publicly about the case for the first time.
Danville Father Seeks Prescription Drug Tax To Curb AbuseThe father of two East Bay children killed when a drunk driver high on pain killers ran them down is pushing for a ballot measure to tax prescription drugs to fund the state’s drug-tracking system.
16 Hospitalized For Overdose At Cow Palace RaveAt least 16 people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after attending a music event Friday night at Daly City's Cow Palace.
San Mateo Teen Who Died In Bridge Fall Took LSDA coroner's report released on Friday found that 17-year-old Daniel Cho was high on LSD when he climbed over a 4-foot-high fence near Vancouver's Capilano Suspension Bridge on June 6 and fell to his death.
HealthWatch: Getting Rid Of Old Prescription Drugs Could Save A LifeA recent survey revealed the vast majority of teens and young adults who abuse prescription drugs get them out of a friend's or parent’s medicine cabinet. Many young people as well as adults believe if the drugs are prescription, they must be safe.