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Burglar Attempts To Steal Prescription Drugs From Sherman Oaks Doctor’s Office

A man was in custody Saturday for allegedly breaking into a doctor’s office.

CBS Los Angeles–09/27/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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Doctor Warns Of ‘Drug Dealer’s Dream’ Painkiller Made Of Pure Hydrocodone

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

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Encino Doctor Indicted On Charges He Unlawfully Prescribed Narcotics

An Encino doctor has been charged with prescribing and selling narcotic drugs without a legitimate reason, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.

11/15/2013

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LA Participates In National Drug Take Back Day

Angelenos are being urged to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, and unwanted prescriptions during Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day.

10/26/2013

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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.

04/27/2013

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Elite Unit Of LAPD Trained To Recognize If Someone Is High On Drugs

An elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department can tell if someone is under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs without ever having to wait for lab results.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/04/2013

Drugs, Medication

Report: Prescription Drug Abuse Growing Problem In LA County

Statistics show that prescription drug abuse is such a problem in L.A. County that drug overdose is now the third leading cause of injury-related deaths.

01/14/2013

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Turn In Expired Prescription Drugs To Riverside County Police Agencies

Police agencies throughout Riverside County will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday as part of National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day.

04/28/2012

L-R Elizabeth Barrett is accused  in the assisted suicide of Jack Koency in assisted. (credit: CBS)

Attorney: OC Woman Accused In Assisted Suicide Was Unaware Vet Wanted To Die

An attorney representing a Laguna Woods woman accused in the assisted suicide of a World War II veteran says his client had no idea the man wanted to die.

03/30/2012

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Eight Apple Valley Middle School Students Hospitalized After Ingesting Valium-Like Drug

Eight middle school students were rushed to the hospital Monday after they ingested a dangerous prescription medication.

03/20/2012

Joey and April Rovero. (credit: the Rovero Family)

Grieving Mother Wants To Know How Her Dead Son’s Doctor Sleeps At Night

April Rovero wants to know how her son’s doctor sleeps at night.

03/16/2012

Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng, 42, was arrested in March by state Medical Board investigators. (credit: LA Times)

Rowland Heights Doctor Charged With Murder After Patients Overdose On Prescription Drugs

A Rowland Heights doctor has been charged with second-degree murder after three of her patients died from prescription drug overdoses.

03/01/2012

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Report: Record Number Of Americans Skipping Doctor, Meds To Save Cash

If you’re like nearly half of all Americans, you have likely put off going to the doctor or picking up your prescription in order to save some money.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/27/2011

DEA Hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and many sheriff and police stations throughout the Southland are offering people the chance to clear out their cabinets of all unused or expired prescription drugs.

04/30/2011

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