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A FedEx Ground worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment Over Role In Distributing Controlled Substances, Prescription Drugs

A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx on Thursday, following a wide-ranging investigation.

07/17/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Rx Safe Marin Addresses An Epidemic Of Prescription Drug Abuse

A father grieving the loss of his son to a prescription medicine overdose has channeled his sorrow for good in helping organize and speak out for an innovative Marin County program that addresses the staggering epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

06/20/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Lawyers: Ex-Concord Officer’s Addiction Drove Him To Steal Drugs

A former Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors allegedly committed the crimes to satisfy his addiction to painkillers after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, attorneys said Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police Officer Accused Of Stealing Prescription Drugs From Seniors Resigns

A Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors resigned from the department on Friday, police Chief Guy Swanger said Monday.

04/07/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Concord Police K-9 Unit Officer Accused Of Stealing Drugs From Elderly

Prosecutors charged Concord police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer on Thursday with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse, according to the district attorney’s office.

04/04/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Prescription Drugs

Bay Area Prescription Take Back Events Set For Saturday

Residents will be able to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at locations throughout the Bay Area on Saturday as part of the sixth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

04/26/2013

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Personal About Substance Abuse

Billie Joe Armstrong opens up alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the new issue of Rolling Stone, revealing details about his blackouts…

02/27/2013

The McKesson corporate headquarters in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Drug Wholesaler Settles Lawsuit Alleging Inflated Prescription Prices

California and 28 other states have reached a $151 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging one of the country’s largest drug wholesalers inflated prescription drug prices, costing the states’ Medicaid programs millions in overpayments.

07/27/2012

Prescription Drugs

Alameda Co. Mandates Drug Makers To Pay For Disposing Expired Meds

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pass the nation’s first ordinance requiring drug makers to pay for programs to dispose of expired and unused drugs.

07/24/2012

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