California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.
Amid a deadly listeria outbreak across California and nine other states, public health authorities are warning consumers against eating prepackaged caramel apples.
Federal regulators gave the green light to a once-a-day opioid pain-relief pill that is up to 24 times more powerful than a single Vicodin but is designed to thwart the immediate release of its full — and potentially lethal — payload.
Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said.
A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said.
Among the stalking targets of a disgruntled former LAPD cop who went on a murderous rampage last year was Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's father, a department spokesman said Thursday.
Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits.
Prescription drug deaths declined in 2012 for the first time in more than a decade, but a surge in fatal heroin overdoses wiped out the modest improvement, according to U.S. government statistics released Wednesday.