Monterey County Doctor, 4 Others Accused Of Illegal Distribution Of Opioid PillsA Monterey County doctor, his wife and three others are facing charges in federal court in San Jose of conspiring in a five-year scheme that allegedly resulted in the distribution of 452,000 opioid pills with no legitimate medical purpose.
Counterfeit Pills Laced With Deadly Fentanyl Invading Bay Area SchoolsThe opioid epidemic has taken a treacherous new turn in the Bay Area. Kids are getting their hands on counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. KPIX talked to one local teen who says pills are all over school campuses.
'I Snatched It From Him': Airbnb Host Says His Toddler Nearly Swallowed Heroin Left By GuestA Phoenix homeowner renting out his studio on Airbnb says one of his guests trashed his place and left behind a packet of heroin that his toddler nearly swallowed.
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.