The makers of OxyContin, as well as other prescription drugs that are considered potentially dangerous and addictive, are the targets of Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas, who alleged they duped doctors into believing the benefits of time-released, semi-synthetic opioids outweighed the risks.
A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.
An aspiring rapper who was arrested during a search of Justin Bieber’s mansion pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony possession of ecstasy and was sentenced to probation and community service.
A viewing was held Monday for fallen LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, who was struck and killed by a driver who was allegedly high on drugs.
A Los Angeles-based doctor surrendered Thursday to federal authorities after being indicted on charges that he had illegally distributed drugs, including painkillers that are considered to be powerful and addictive.
Under the recommendation, a first positive test for drug use would cost inmates 90 days’ pay from work assignments, and repeat offenses could mean up to year of lost wages.
A felony property damage charge against a friend and former housemate of Justin Bieber was reduced Wednesday to a misdemeanor.
Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and decrease suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Moreno Valley Police say they have arrested two brothers for mail theft.
Attorney General Kamala Harris says California’s location, size and its role in the digital economy make the state a major hub for the money-making schemes of Mexican cartels and TCOs.
It’s not supposed to happen in south Orange County.
Darren Sharper, 38, remains behind bars in Los Angeles — without bail — while awaiting a hearing Thursday in connection with an arrest warrant from New Orleans alleging that he raped two women there last Sept. 23.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
While cocaine use reportedly dropped heavily across the country between 2006 and 2010, the amount of marijuana use increased dramatically, according to a study released Monday by Santa Monica-based RAND Corp.
A Long Beach woman was arrested for selling illegal drugs from her unlicensed daycare.