Prosecutor: Evidence Shows Prince Thought He Was Taking Vicodin, Not Fentanyl; No Criminal Charges To Be FiledPrince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said.
Purdue Pharma Says It Will Stop Promoting Opioid OxyContin To DoctorsIn 2016, there were 42,249 opioid-linked drug fatalities in the U.S. -- more than the number of deaths linked to breast cancer.
Some Worry Approval Of OxyContin For Certain Pediatric Patients Will Lead To Addiction SpikeAn extremely addictive painkiller was recently approved for children as young as 11 suffering from chronic pain, but the move has some opponents worried it'll lead to a spike in addictions.
OC DA Charges Pharmaceutical Companies For 'Knowingly Harming Public Health'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.
Ventura County Officials Want To Crackdown On Sale Of Narcotics On CraigslistVentura County officials Wednesday discussed recent criminal cases involving the sale of narcotics through the popular advertisement website, Craigslist.
OC Doc Pleads Guilty To Prescribing Pain Meds For Cash At Starbucks StoresAn Orange County doctor has agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to his patients at nightly meetings in Starbucks stores.
Downtown LA Doctors, 8 Others Busted For Alleged Oxycontin Trafficking Federal prosecutors say a pair of Southland doctors is among ten people that illegally distributed millions of doses of the popular painkillers.
'Oxy Watchdog' Founder Erin Marie Daly Visits KCAL9Erin Marie Daly, the founder of Oxy Watchdog, visited KCAL9 Thursday to share how her brother’s tragic death pushed her into activism.
Man Wanted For Robbery Of Koreatown PharmacyPolice are asking for the public’s help to identifying a robbery suspect who robbed a Koreatown pharmacy.
Goldstein: 2 Doctors Accused Of Scamming Medicare Using Mentally IllTwo Southern California doctors are arrested for allegedly bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars. The scheme involved recruiting mentally ill people as patients.