Drug Expert: U.S. Needs an 'Operation Warp Speed' for Opioid EpidemicA new federal report shows how the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm when it comes to drug overdose deaths.
COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths.
State Senate Approves Bill Creating Safe Injection Sites For Opioid UsersA bill making its way through the California Legislature would give opioid users a place to inject drugs under trained supervision instead of just arresting them.
Concord Police Officer Saves Life Of Toddler Suffering Fentanyl PoisoningA police officer is being hailed for his actions to save the life of a toddler suffering from a fentanyl drug poisoning in Concord.
19-Year-Old From Monterey County Faces 20 Years For Selling FentanylFederal prosecutors on Monday announced charges against a 19-year-old Monterey County resident accused of selling counterfeit pills laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Peninsula Doctor Charged With Issuing Thousands Of Illegal Opioid Prescriptions, FraudA San Mateo County doctor has been indicted on federal charges of unlawful distribution of opioids and health care fraud, according to authorities.
Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise In San FranciscoOverdose deaths continued to rise in San Francisco in the first six months of 2019, mostly due to rises in fentanyl and methamphetamine overdoses, according to data released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
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.