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.
1 Dead, 14 Hospitalized After Mass Overdose At Chico HomePolice were blaming a mass overdose in Chico on Fentanyl after one person died and 14 others were hospitalized Saturday.
Rapper Mac Miller Found Dead In Suspected OverdoseRapper Mac Miller was found dead Friday after a suspected overdose, according to reports. He was 26 years old.
'Call Girl Killer' Faces Extradition In Georgia Death CaseProsecutors will seek extradition of a woman convicted in a Google executive's overdose death so she can face separate charges in the deadly overdose of her boyfriend near Atlanta.
'Call Girl Killer' Describes Google Exec's Death After Night Of Drugs, But No SexAlix Tichelman was known as the ‘Call Girl Killer,’ and convicted in the heroin overdose death of Google executive Forrest Hayes. Now, she is telling her side of the story.
Multiple Medical Emergencies At 4/20 Event In Golden Gate ParkAuthorities Friday afternoon confirmed that ambulances were responding to multiple medical emergencies including at least one opioid overdose at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park where 4/20 revelers have gathered.
Prosecutor: Prince Thought He Was Taking Common PainkillerPrince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill that he probably did not know contained fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death.
ER Visits For Opioid Overdose Up 30%, CDC Study FindsThe report found that emergency department visits due to suspected opioid overdoses continued to climb -- about 30% -- from July 2016 to September 2017 across the country.
9 Hospitalized Near UCSB After Suffering Overdose SymptomsThe Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says nine Isla Vista residents with drug overdose symptoms were sent to hospitals.
4 Santa Clara County Jail Inmates Hospitalized After OverdosingInvestigators are trying to figure out how four inmates who overdosed Wednesday at the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose got their hands on suspected opioids.
SF Man Among 3 Killed In SoCal Music Festival Ecstasy OverdoseAuthorities say drug overdoses killed three people who died after attending a Southern California music festival.
Jim Carrey Calls Lawsuit Over Ex's Death 'Heartless'Carrey says a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estranged husband of his ex-girlfriend is a heartless attempt to exploit him and vowed to fight the case...
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.