Medication

Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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.

08/18/2014

Medication bottles of prescription pills. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care

KCBS 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.

04/16/2014

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

California May Soon Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control

The 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.

08/23/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

05/09/2012

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Owners Of Ship In ’07 SF Bay Oil Spill Sue Pharmacists Over Captain’s Meds

The 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.

04/25/2012

UC Berkeley, Cal

San Mateo Teen To Present Autism Research At Cal

Most 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.

03/21/2012

technology, generic

HeatlthWatch: Remote-Controlled Chip Delivers Drug Painlessly

Implanted 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.

02/16/2012

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

State Launches Investigation Into Patient Death At Oakland Hospital

The 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.

09/26/2011

(AP)

Bay Area Nurses Hold Vigil For Cancer Patient Killed By Medical Error

The patient passed away early Saturday morning following a medical error by a replacement nurse.

09/26/2011

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

San Francisco born, Eric Dane recently entered a rehab facility to get treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers but is expected to go back to work soon…

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

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