credit: LAPD)

47-Year-Old Man In Need Of Heart Meds Missing In North Hollywood

Thomas was last seen on May 2 around 11 a.m. at a sober living house at Colfax Avenue between Oxnard Street and Victory Boulevard.


Elena Tucker was last seen a week ago. (credit: R. Slusher)

Family Concerned About Missing Aunt, 70, With Dementia

The family said she also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure and has not taken her medication.


Dionicio Abarca is missing. (credit: LAPD)

North Hollywood Man, 63, Reported Missing

The family of a 63-year-old North Hollywood man is worried about his whereabouts.


Drugs, Medication

LAPD, Kaiser Permanente Hold Collection Sites For Unwanted Rx Drugs

Authorities are encouraging Southern California residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs that are expired or that they no longer need.


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OC Man Attempts To Rob Bank For Shelter, Meds In Jail

A homeless man who tried to stick up a Southern California bank is getting what he really came for — not money, but a place to stay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2012


Glendora Doctor’s Offices Raided In Rx Probe

Police and federal agents raided the offices Thursday of a Los Angeles-area doctor suspected of illegally prescribing prescriptions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2012

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

The Situation Seeks Drug Rehab For Prescription Meds

The party is on hold for The Situation. The “Jersey Shore” cast member is getting treatment for prescription medication use.


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Got Pills? Calif. Lawmaker Wants To Recycle Unused Drug Prescriptions

A state lawmaker wants to make it easier for the poor and needy to get their hands on some pills.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/27/2012

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Can Herbal Remedies Replace Pharmaceuticals?

Doctors are overprescribing medication for problems, which could be solved using natural remedies and changed behavior, according to herbal pharmacist David Foreman.



Woman Sues Seal Beach Nursing Home For Alleged Elder Abuse

A Seal Beach nursing facility has been accused of wrongly drugging a 68-year-old patient for months to take over her Social Security payments.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/25/2011

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Search On For Woman, 20, Missing Since Last Friday

Los Angeles police Saturday asked for the public’s help in finding a 20-year-old woman with a medical condition that may require medication.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2011

A report published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology said six patients developed purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, nose, cheeks and other parts of their body and, in some instances, suffered permanent scarring after they had used cocaine. (credit: Dr. Noah Craft/Logical Images)

Report: Tainted Cocaine In LA, NY Linked To Flesh-Eating Disease

One journal reports six patients developed “purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, noses, cheeks and other parts of their body” because of use of the adulterated cocaine.


Drugs, Medication

Unused, Expired Prescriptions Turned In

Prescription drugs and medications of all types were surrendered safely in Saturday’s nationwide “Take-Back” initiative.



Amgen Recalls Anemia Drugs Due To Glass Flakes

Amgen Inc. is recalling some lots of its Epogen and Procrit anemia treatments because they may contain glass flakes.