Reduction In Opioid Prescriptions Credited For Lowering Number Of Marin County OverdosesDrug overdose deaths in Marin County fell between 2013 and 2018 because doctors and clinicians were writing fewer prescriptions for opioid painkillers, county public health officials said Wednesday.
Unethical Drug Rehab 'Body Brokering' Leads To Tragic DeathIt has been dubbed "the Florida Shuffle." Drug addicts from across the country get lured to the sunshine state for decades with the promise of treatment, only to be traded from one unscrupulous drug rehab to another.
Prison Inmate Dies, 11 Others Treated For Suspected OverdosesAuthorities say an inmate has died and 11 others have been treated for suspected drug overdoses at a Northern California prison.
N. Bay Woman Accused Of Doing Nothing In Son's Overdose DeathA 34-year-old transient and her friend were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child endangerment early Monday morning after her 16-year-old child died of a possible drug overdose and they allegedly didn’t call for help.
SF Library Workers Get Training To Treat Heroin OverdosesSan Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses.
San Francisco Police Officer Uses Naloxone Anti-Overdose Kit To Save Man’s LifeA new tool given to San Francisco police allowed an officer to save the life of a man who overdosed on opiates.
San Francisco Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed In City Hall RestroomA San Francisco sheriff’s sergeant helped save the life of an unconscious man suffering from a drug overdose who was found locked in a City Hall bathroom stall Tuesday night, the sheriff’s department said Thursday.
Overdose Prompts UC Berkeley Co-Op To Go Drug FreeNext fall, UC Berkeley's largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.
Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose SettlementA UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.
Gov. Brown Signs 'Good Samaritan' Bill To Prevent Drug Overdose DeathsDrug users and underage drinkers seeking medical help will no longer have to fear charges under a so-called "good Samaritan" bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Mom Sues Over Son’s Overdose At UC Berkeley Co-OpThe mother of a University of California, Berkeley student who suffered severe brain damage after a drug overdose on campus is suing the UC regents.
Michael Jackson's Doctor Convicted By SoCal Jury In His 2009 Drug DeathA jury has convicted Michael Jackson's doctor of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2009 drug death. The jury reached its verdict Monday after deliberating less than nine hours.
Recent OD's Bring Raves Under Fire