Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise In San FranciscoOverdose deaths continued to rise in San Francisco in the first six months of 2019, mostly due to rises in fentanyl and methamphetamine overdoses, according to data released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Santa Rosa Doctor Pleads Not Guilty In Opioid Prescription DeathsA Santa Rosa doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court to the second-degree murder of four patients by allegedly prescribing dangerously high levels of addictive opioids and narcotics to them in 2016 and 2017.
Santa Rosa Doctor Charged With Killing Patients By Over-Prescribing OpioidsA Santa Rosa doctor has become the first California doctor charged with second degree murder for over-prescribing opioids to his patients, according to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
San Francisco Supervisors Back Forced Treatment For Mentally Ill AddictsSan Francisco officials on Tuesday decided to back a plan that allows the city to force people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment without their consent.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Open Safe Injection Sites In San FranciscoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown rejected a measure to open safe drug injection sites in San Francisco on Sunday.
San Francisco's Free Syringes Are Littering Its StreetsSan Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are discarded and that's contributing to thousands of complaints.
California Lawmakers Advance Measures To Curb Opioid CrisisCalifornia lawmakers have advanced 10 opioid-related bills in an effort to curb drug addiction in the state.
Santa Clara Couple Arrested On Drug, Child Abuse Charges Following Probation CheckA Santa Clara couple were arrested after a probation check at their home this week yielded evidence of drugs and child abuse, police said.
Scott Baio Explains Remarks On Erin Moran After BacklashBaio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former "Happy Days" co-star Erin Moran may have been due to drug abuse...
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.
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.
Sex Offenders Not Screened From California Substance Abuse Counselor JobsThe investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.
Sacramento Rally Targets Doctors Who Over-Prescribe MedicationsA rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol to bring attention to what organizers say is an epidemic of prescription drug misuse in California.
Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Lockyer ResignsEmbattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer told her colleagues in a letter Friday that she is resigning from office effective immediately.
Email From Wife's Account Shadows Treasurer LockyerAfter a political career spanning four decades, California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles.