Dr. Andrew Sun faces charges of trafficking dangerous narcotics and money laundering at his East L.A. and San Gabriel clinics.
The auto-injector for caregivers or family members contains the drug naloxone, which can reverse the effects of OxyContin and Vicodin.
State medical authorities say Dr. Van H. Vu caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics.
Results of federal study show more focus is needed on doctors who are 'problem prescribers,' says the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prescription drugs contribute to more than 16,000 fatal overdoses a year.
Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday.
Julio Diaz pleads guilty to 11 counts stemming from prescriptions he wrote. At least 17 of his patients died of overdoses or related causes.
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative report on patient overdose deaths was barred Monday from writing prescriptions for some narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car and SUV collided in Palmdale on Saturday, leaving two people dead and two others with minor injuries, authorities said.