| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
A woman charged last month with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring another grandchild by rubbing methadone on their gums was mistakenly released from the Baltimore jail last week.
Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A Hagerstown pharmacist who previously pleaded guilty to fraudulently selling powerful pain killers and billing Medicare and Medicaid for nearly $200,000 was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to more than two years in prison.
David Russo, 62, of...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:05 AM
FRANKFORT — People from across the country rallied Wednesday at the Kentucky Capitol hoping to ultimately influence state lawmakers to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Members of the House and Senate Committee on Health and Welfare...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:18 PM
A Cook County judge and a sheriff’s deputy tackled a defendant who tried to run out of a courtroom Friday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26thStreet and California Avenue.
The drama began after Judge Nicholas Ford said he would increase...
| Oct 5, 2011
As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Four people entered guilty pleas Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court in unrelated heroin distribution cases, with three going to state prison and the fourth having her sentence delayed due to pregnancy.
The four cases, involving two men and...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.
Heroin-related overdose deaths...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.
"Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at rates that we...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 11:33 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Drug conspiracy convictions against the late Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern and her psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich were dismissed by a judge Thursday.
Superior Court Judge Robert Perry found that Stern never...
| Oct 31, 2010
| 4:42 AM
They've died in cars, in their beds, on a hotel-room toilet and on a Greyhound bus.
They're high-school students, new mothers, expectant fathers and grandparents.
They all took prescription drugs. And they all ended up in the Orange County morgue....
| Dec 1, 2009
She was a beautiful woman with broad cheekbones and an easy smile. But drug addiction dragged Maratta Walker into a life of prostitution and violence.
By last year the 45-year-old had been arrested more than 35 times for crimes ranging from crack cocaine...