Drugs

Cold medicine (Getty Images)

Davis Police Warn Parents About Teens Abusing Cough Medicine

Davis Police are warning parents about an over-the-counter cold medicine that’s been used recreationally by area teens.

06/25/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California Prisons Despite Stepped-Up Searches

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it’s unclear if the tough steps state officials took to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect.

06/21/2015

Scene of marijuana growing operation that was raided in Hayward on June 4, 2015. (Hayward Police)

Hayward Police Raid Massive Marijuana Grow, Seize Estimated $15 Million In Plants

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a raid on a Hayward warehouse growing operation that appears to be the largest in the city’s history, police said Wednesday.

06/10/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

Flibanserin, which has been dubbed by some as the "female Viagra." (CBS)

FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its Safety

The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.

06/04/2015

Ross William Ulbricht of San Francisco during an interview on YouTube. Ulbricht is accused of running the Silk Road, a black market website where people bought and sold illegal drugs and services. (YouTube / CBS)

Mastermind Behind Silk Road Online Drug-Selling Site Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. He was arrested in San Francisco in 2013.

05/29/2015

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Sacramento County Man Who Stuffed Pills Into Teddy Bears Sentenced To 12 Years

A Sacramento County man who stuffed illicit pills inside teddy bears and shipped them to Boise was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

05/27/2015

MDMA Crystals (Getty Images)

Feds Approve Ecstasy Therapy Study In Marin County

A team of psychotherapists at a Marin County clinic now have permission to start using ecstasy in therapy trials.

05/26/2015

Zachary Russ of the Dueber lab at UC Berkeley conducts research. (CBS)

Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving Medications

Imagine being able to home-brew drugs that could potentially save your life. A breakthrough at UC Berkeley could be paving the way, but the discovery could be a double-edged sword.

05/20/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pot Panel Ponders Using Tax Revenue To Fund Drug Counseling At Every California High School

Members of a commission led by California’s lieutenant governor said Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana could generate enough tax revenue to fund drug education and counseling centers at every high school in the state, a potential upside that should be seriously considered as activists work to put a pot-legalization initiative before voters next year.

05/20/2015

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