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