Man Beaten By Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies Faces Federal ChargesA man who was severely beaten by two Alameda County sheriff's deputies in November is due back in U.S. District Court in San Francisco next Monday on federal gun and methamphetamine charges.
Drugmaker Gilead Halts Studies On Cancer Drug Zydelig Due To Side Effects, DeathDrugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. has halted several patient studies of its cancer drug, Zydelig, because of increased risk of death and serious side effects.
Drug Approved To Use Herpes Virus To Destroy Skin Cancer TumorsFederal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind drug that uses the herpes virus to infiltrate and destroy skin cancer tumors.
5,000 Percent Increase In Popular Drug Prompts Protests From SpecialistsA dramatic overnight price increase for a decades old drug developed by a Hayward company has prompted protests from infectious disease specialists.
'Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body': Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong ReactionsPatients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.
Roadside Drug Breathalyzers Rejected By California LawmakersAn Assembly committee has rejected making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.
Scary New Drug 'Flakka' Behind Bizarre Crimes Involving Nudity & HallucinationsOne man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.
FDA Approves Injection Designed To Melt Double-Chin Fat AwayThe Food and Drug Administration says it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat.
Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side AffectA patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.
Drug Paraphernalia, Trash, Vandalism Force Closure Of San Rafael ParkStarting on Monday, a San Rafael park will be closed for 30 days to address “health and security issues” that have come up from illegal activity, according to city officials.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.
Inmate Found Dead In Santa Rosa JailAn inmate booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa on Friday was found dead Saturday night in a unit for inmates going through drug withdrawals, the sheriff’s office reported Sunday.