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.
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.
Attorney General: Phony Pharmacist Filled 1000s Of Prescriptions For Opioids, Fentanyl In Bay AreaAuthorities have charged a woman with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Feds Bust Northern California Nurse For Dealing Illegal Opioids On Dark NetA 42-year-old Rancho Cordova nurse has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count indictment charging her with distribution of fentanyl and oxycodone on the dark net.
Sunnyvale Police Officer Hospitalized, HQ Evacuated After Possible Fentanyl ExposureA Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officer was taken to a hospital after being exposed to possible fentanyl while processing a suspect at the department’s headquarters Wednesday night.
Petaluma Police Investigate 2 Possible Opioid Overdose Deaths In 2 DaysPetaluma police are investigating a pair of deaths in the city on back-to-back days that they believe could be opioid overdose deaths.
Santa Rosa Doctor Indicted On Charges Of Illegally Distributing OpioidsA Santa Rosa doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges of illegally distributing opioids on three occasions.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
San Mateo County Takes On Opioid DistributorsThe “Big Three” opioid distributors including McKesson have created a public nuisance by pumping opioid pills into San Mateo County, officials claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
San Francisco To Distribute Opioid Addiction Treatment Directly To Drug UsersSan Francisco’s mayor is introducing a first-of-its-kind plan to bring treatment for drug addiction directly to the streets.
Walmart Tightens Its Opioid Prescription PoliciesWalmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.
Zuckerberg Takes Heat Over Illegal Opioid Sales On FacebookMark Zuckerberg took heat from members of Congress Wednesday over illegal opioid sales on Facebook.
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.