Drug Users Getting Paid To Try New Formulations In Effort To Reduce Painkiller AbuseThe rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. is leading to research which involves paying recreational drug users to try new formulations, in the hope of reducing the abuse and addiction to painkillers.
Nevada Resident Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Concord Pharmacy Where Pharmacist Bit HimPolice arrested a Nevada resident on suspicion of robbing at least two pharmacies this week, including one in Concord, Concord police said.
FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its SafetyThe panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical's daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.
Kaiser Reverses Plan To Raise Cost Of HIV Medications After Public PressureOne of the Bay Area's biggest health insurance companies is doing an about-face. On late Friday afternoon, Kaiser Permanente said it will resume covering more of the cost of certain HIV medications, following public pressure.
Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop CopaysThe price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven't noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.
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.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.
FedEx Faces Federal Indictment Over Role In Distributing Controlled Substances, Prescription DrugsA federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx on Thursday, following a wide-ranging investigation.
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.
Lawyers: Ex-Concord Officer’s Addiction Drove Him To Steal DrugsA 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.
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.
Concord Police K-9 Unit Officer Accused Of Stealing Drugs From ElderlyProsecutors 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.