9 Hospitalized Near UCSB After Suffering Overdose SymptomsThe Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says nine Isla Vista residents with drug overdose symptoms were sent to hospitals.
Salinas Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Writing Illegal Painkiller PrescriptionsA pain management doctor was arrested Tuesday for alleged fraud by prescribing incorrect and potentially deadly medication to his patients.
3 Masked Men Tie Up Employees At Point Richmond Pharmacy, Make Off With High-Priced, Highly Addictive Prescription DrugsAfter tying up the employees, the robbers grabbed the pharmacy’s most addictive, opiate-based drugs -- Oxycodone, Oxycotin, and Oxymorphine.
States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other DrugsA new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.
Santa Clara County Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Firms Over Narcotic PainkillersSanta 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.
Gilroy Woman Gets 2nd Degree Murder For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed Her FamilyProsecutors 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.
Armed Robber Holds Up Palo Alto Pharmacy For OxyContin PillsAn armed man stole a narcotic pain reliever from a Walgreens store in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon, police said.
Ex-South Bay Health Official Accused Of Trading Prescriptions For SexA 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.
Pills May Be Behind Spike In Bay Area BurglariesAcross 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.
Dealing Of 'Hillbilly Heroin' Rampant In San Francisco's TenderloinForget 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.