California Drug Take-Back Day Collects 24,000 Pounds Of Unwanted Or Expired MedicationTwelve tons of unwanted or expired medicine was collected in Northern California and the Central Valley on Saturday, a day that was dedicated to proper disposal of prescription drugs, federal drug enforcement officials said Wednesday.
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.
Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving MedicationsImagine 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.
Kaiser Reverses Plan To Raise Cost Of HIV Medications After Public PressureOne of the Bay Area's biggest health insurance companies is doing an about-face. On late Friday afternoon, Kaiser Permanente said it will resume covering more of the cost of certain HIV medications, following public pressure.
In Depth: Addiction And Depression Are More Common Than You May Think In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.
About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health CareKCBS and KPIX reporter Mike Sugerman had a firsthand look at the costs of health care with a recent health scare of his own, in his travels About the Bay.
California May Soon Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth ControlThe state Senate has approved a bill that would allow nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives at primary care clinics.
FDA Panel Backs Foster City Drug Maker’s HIV Prevention Pill The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.
Owners Of Ship In '07 SF Bay Oil Spill Sue Pharmacists Over Captain's MedsThe owners and operators of a container ship that slammed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 2007 are suing pharmacists who they say dispensed drugs to the pilot of the Cosco Busan.
San Mateo Teen To Present Autism Research At CalMost 15-year-olds are hanging with friends or studying for high school classes, but Sophia Brink of San Mateo is spending her time preparing to present her autism research at a UC Berkeley symposium.
HeatlthWatch: Remote-Controlled Chip Delivers Drug PainlesslyImplanted medicine is a hot field, aiming to help patients better stick to their meds and to deliver those drugs straight to the body part that needs them.
State Launches Investigation Into Patient Death At Oakland HospitalThe California Department of Public Health has launched an investigation into the death of a woman at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland early Saturday.