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Investigators: Driver Took Prescription Drug Before Deadly Crash

San Bernardino County sheriff detectives say Josh Smith, of Hesperia, was on a prescription drug that caused him to lose consciousness and have sent the case to the district attorney for possible prosecution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/23/2014

medical hospital patient

Newport Beach Doctor Under Investigation For Prescription Drug Overdoses

An Orange County doctor was under investigation Wednesday in the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses.

04/16/2014

Prescription pill bottles

Patient Safety Supporters Call For Mandatory Drug Testing For Doctors

Families who claimed to have been victimized by dangerous or intoxicated doctors announced Monday the delivery of hundreds of thousands of signatures for a ballot measure that would require mandatory drug testing for doctors.

03/24/2014

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Overtaken

It’s not supposed to happen in south Orange County.

03/14/2014

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 Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Trafficking

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.

CBS Los Angeles–08/12/2013

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Producer Discusses Award-Winning Documentary ‘Behind The Orange Curtain’

The producer of the award-winning documentary “Behind the Orange Curtain” appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning.

07/13/2013

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.

04/27/2013

Prescription pill bottles

Parents Urged To Dispose Of Unused Prescription Drugs

Law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California are expected to take part this weekend in a nationwide effort to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and other medications.

04/23/2013

Los Angeles Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Pro-Medical Marijuana Councilman Admits To Having Prescription

A pair of Westside city councilmen has admitted to taking campaign donations from – and even patronizing – local medical marijuana dispensaries.

07/31/2012

Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng  (credit: CBS)

Rowland Heights Doctor Ordered To Stand Trial On Murder Charges

Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder and other charges after asking a judge to dismiss all charges against her.

06/26/2012

Drugs, Medication

4th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day To Take Place Saturday

As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, people will be able to dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on Saturday at numerous collection sites around the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/27/2012

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.

03/21/2012

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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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Feds: OC Doctor Met Patients At Starbucks, Prescribed Vicodin For Cash

A Mission Viejo doctor is in federal custody on charges of illegally prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients in exchange for cash payments.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/26/2011

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