Coronavirus Separation Complicates Care For San Francisco's HomelessBefore the coronavirus changed the way people live in San Francisco and elsewhere, the City was already facing several crises. Homelessness and a drug epidemic were the big stories on city streets.
Dublin Doctor Indicted For Illegally Prescribing Pain-Killers Including OxycodoneA Dublin doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of illegally prescribing pain-killers including Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and Oxycodone, prosecutors said.
UCSF Researchers: 'Fentanyl Is A Tsunami'; Want Drug Classified As A PoisonResearchers at the University of California in San Francisco want to change the way we think of Fentanyl. In a paper published Tuesday, they called it a “contaminant, and a poison in the heroin stream."
Salinas Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Writing Illegal Painkiller PrescriptionsA pain management doctor was arrested Tuesday for alleged fraud by prescribing incorrect and potentially deadly medication to his patients.
San Francisco Police Now Carrying Drug To Reverse Opioid OverdosesSan Francisco police officers will now have a way to save people from drug overdoses.
States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other DrugsA new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.
Armed Robber Holds Up Palo Alto Pharmacy For OxyContin PillsAn armed man stole a narcotic pain reliever from a Walgreens store in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon, police said.