Patient Says Popular Bone Drug May Have Dangerous Side AffectA patient wants millions of people taking a bone drug to know about a possibly dangerous side effect.
Drug Paraphernalia, Trash, Vandalism Force Closure Of San Rafael ParkStarting on Monday, a San Rafael park will be closed for 30 days to address “health and security issues” that have come up from illegal activity, according to city officials.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.
Inmate Found Dead In Santa Rosa JailAn inmate booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa on Friday was found dead Saturday night in a unit for inmates going through drug withdrawals, the sheriff’s office reported Sunday.
60 Arrested In Mountain View Rave ConcertAuthorities say more than 60 people were arrested at weekend rave in Mountain View, mostly for drug offenses.
San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Make HIV/AIDS Drug Available To Anyone Who Needs ItSupervisor David Campos wants the Board to appropriate an extra $807,000 to cover the cost of providing Truvada to any San Franciscan who needs it.
NFL Approves New Drug Policy; Suspensions Lifted For Some VeteransThe NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.
CHP Find $17,000 In Drugs, Cash During Oakland Traffic StopA Tuesday traffic stop in Oakland led to a drug arrest and the confiscation of more than $17,000 in drugs and cash.
Fisherman Wasn’t Aboard When Distress Call Was Sent Near San Francisco’s Ocean BeachOfficials say a fisherman who sent out a distress call early Monday morning was not on board when his boat ran aground in San Francisco.
Oregon, Illinois Medicaid Programs Place Tight Restrictions On Gilead $1,000-Per-Pill Hepatitis C Drug SovaldiAn Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective—but expensive—new drug used to treat hepatitis C, the second state to retrict access to the drug in two days.
Notorious Ex-Cocaine Kingpin George Jung Out of Prison, Living In San FranciscoA man so notorious a movie was made about his life just walked out of prison. Ex-kingpin "George Jung" is now in San Francisco where he will finish serving his sentence.
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.
Free Crack Pipe Program In San Francisco Hopes To Build On Initial EffortDespite opposition from San Francisco officials, a program to provide free crack pipes to drug users has now distributed some 200 pipes since it began in March.
'Miracle Drug' That Reverses Heroin Overdoses Now Being Given To Patients Prescribed OpiatesDoctors call it a miracle drug that reverses heroin overdoses. Now drug prevention programs are giving it to families and friends of opiate users, just in case of an accidental overdose.
Accused Central Valley Contract Killer Confesses To Killing 40 PeopleAuthorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades.