A new opioid painkiller with five to ten times the power of Vicodin has ER doctors worried about a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths.
A Santa Barbara physician that federal prosecutors say was known as “Candy Man” pleaded guilty Thursday to several counts of distributing prescription drugs like oxycodone, methadone and hydrocodone without legitimate medical reasons.
An Encino doctor has been charged with prescribing and selling narcotic drugs without a legitimate reason, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.
A West Hollywood doctor pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking charges for writing hundreds of prescriptions despite a federal order revoking his authority to prescribe drugs.
New details have emerged in the death of Sage Stallone suggesting use of pain killers following dental work may have led to an accidental overdose.
A Los Angeles-area doctor and 14 others have been charged in a conspiracy to smuggle prescription drugs from California to Mexico, authorities said Friday.
A former West Hollywood psychiatrist who wrote prescriptions to solely make money to pay for his methamphetamine addiction was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation.