3 Masked Men Tie Up Employees At Point Richmond Pharmacy, Make Off With High-Priced, Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs

After tying up the employees, the robbers grabbed the pharmacy’s most addictive, opiate-based drugs — Oxycodone, Oxycotin, and Oxymorphine.


Medical marijuana. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other Drugs

A new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.


Prescription Drugs

Santa Clara County Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Firms Over Narcotic Painkillers

Santa Clara County Thursday joined a lawsuit filed by Orange County charging major drug firms with deceiving consumers about the dangers of using opioid narcotic painkillers for non-cancer-related pain.


Stacy Lonnberg

Gilroy Woman Gets 2nd Degree Murder For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed Her Family

Prosecutors said Stacy Lonnberg was intoxicated on Oxycodone mixed with more than half a dozen alcoholic drinks when she caused a rollover crash that killed her daughter and husband.


Surveillance video shows a man suspected of holding up a Walgreens pharmacy for oxycontin pills.  (Source: Bay City News)

Armed Robber Holds Up Palo Alto Pharmacy For OxyContin Pills

An armed man stole a narcotic pain reliever from a Walgreens store in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon, police said.


Dr. Marvin Bonham, former director of the Valley Health Plan, is accused of trading prescriptions in return for sex, methamphetamine, and cash. (Santa Clara County District Attorney)

Ex-South Bay Health Official Accused Of Trading Prescriptions For Sex

A former top administrator of Santa Clara County’s health plan has been charged with 18 felonies including trading prescriptions in return for sex, methamphetamine, and cash.


The prescription medicine OxyContin. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Pills May Be Behind Spike In Bay Area Burglaries

Across the Bay Area, several cities are seeing an increase in home burglaries. The spike in burglaries may have to do with a very expensive pill.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/03/2011

The prescription medicine OxyContin. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Dealing Of ‘Hillbilly Heroin’ Rampant In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

Forget heroin or crack cocaine. Getting high these days involves Oxycontin, a legal pharmaceutical. Abuse of the opiate is rampant, and many of the victims are young suburbanites, who will go to great lengths to get their fix.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010