Drug Overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2013. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Addiction Expert Weighs In On Hoffman’s Death

Family, friends and fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman are reeling from the news of the 46-year-old actor’s death from an apparent drug overdose.

02/02/2014

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‘The Face Of Heroin Has Changed,’ Family Warns After Losing Son, 19

The Isaac family is opening up about the drug that brought their 19-year-old son’s life to an end on August 21, when he was found dead from a drug overdose.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2013

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River Phoenix Remembered 20 Years After His Death

River Phoenix was remembered Thursday night 20 years after the actor’s death outside a popular West Hollywood nightclub.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

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Legislation Would Help Track Drug-Overdose Deaths

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would require county coroners to report drug overdose deaths to the state medical board.

09/09/2013

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AEG Calls On Doctor To Testify In Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A doctor’s testimony was used in court Friday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s family.

09/06/2013

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New Drug “Spice”: Legal, Untraceable, And On The Rise In The Southland

Officials say use of a dangerous new drug is rising in the Southland, and parents are shocked that it remains legal and accessible even as it sends teens to the hospital with terrifying health effects.

05/09/2013

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Criminal Charges Planned Against Pepperdine President’s Son In Drug Death Of Friend

The Sheriff’s department is planning to file criminal charges against the son of Pepperdine’s president in the drug overdose death of a friend.

03/07/2013

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‘Real World’ Star Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose At 29

“Real World” star Joey Kovar, who was a cast member of a recent Hollywood season of the hit MTV show, was found dead Friday near his home in Chicago.

08/17/2012

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Sly Stallone’s Son Sage Found Dead At 36

Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage, 36, has been found dead at his Los Angeles apartment. The “Rambo” star’s son made his film debut opposite his father in “Rocky 5.”

07/13/2012

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Agoura Hills Man, 19, Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Death Of NFL Player’s Son

An Agoura Hills man was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of the 18-year-old son of retired NFL quarterback Erik Kramer.

01/19/2012

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Conrad Murray Trial

Jury deliberations are set to begin Friday morning in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/04/2011

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Murray Defense To Say Michael Jackson Caused His Own Death

Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, are expected to open their case Friday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2011

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Prosecutors Accuse Conrad Murray Of Phoning Girlfriends While Jackson Was Dying

Three of Conrad Murray’s girlfriends testified Tuesday in the Michael Jackson death case.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/04/2011

Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray

Emergency Room Doctors Say Conrad Murray Never Mentioned Administering Propofol

An emergency room physician told jurors Monday that Michael Jackson’s doctor never mentioned that he had given the singer the powerful anesthetic propofol.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/03/2011

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This Is It: Conrad Murray Trial Gets Underway

Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of the doctor accused of killing Michael Jackson, with a prosecutor saying the superstar’s misplaced trust in the doctor led to his death.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/27/2011

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