California Joins Maine, D.C. In Lawsuit Against OxyContin ManufacturerCalifornia joined other states in a lawsuit filed Monday accusing Purdue Pharma of falsely promoting OxyContin as not addictive even as the opioid emerged as among the most widely abused in the U.S.
Emeryville Police Administer Naloxone In Suspected Overdoses After Recent TrainingPolice officers only recently trained in administering Naloxone, an opioid reversal medication, had to use it twice in two days on suspected overdose cases, the Emeryville Police Department said in a news release.
Detective Hospitalized After Exposure To Potentially Lethal Opioid During Drug BustAn Alameda County sheriff's sergeant and detective were exposed to a lethal dose of the potent opioid fentanyl during a drug investigation.
Concord BART Worker Snaps Photo Of Heroin Addicts Shooting UpA fed up BART worker wants everyone to see the drug use at the Concord station where she works. People are buying drugs and shooting up.
SF Library Workers Get Training To Treat Heroin OverdosesSan Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses.
More White Americans Are Getting Addicted To Opioid PainkillersMore white Americans are getting addicted to powerful opioid painkillers. And here's a potential reason why.
Price Of Drug That Saves Overdose Victims Soaring Out Of ReachIf you overdose, there is a drug that can save your life. But, as Andria Borba reports, it comes at an increasing cost.
McKesson To Pay $150M For Failure To Report Suspicious Orders of OpioidsMcKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that the drug wholesaler failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills.
Deadly Counterfeit Opioid Pills Fooling Experts, Killing CaliforniansCalifornia leads the nation in opioid-related deaths, but the toll is growing by thousands of more deaths a year due to counterfeit painkillers.
Dangerous, Addictive Opioid 'Pinky' To Be Banned This WeekThis week the federal government places an emergency ban on a powerful, highly-addictive painkiller that has killed dozens and sent countless more to emergency rooms in California and across the United States.
Prince Joins List Of Stars Dead From Drug OverdosesStars, including Michael Jackson, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, whose lives ended with an overdose...
Autopsy Report: Prince Died Of Accidental Fentanyl OverdoseTests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.