| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Think you can keep a medical condition secret from life insurers by paying cash for prescription meds? Think again.
A for-profit service called ScriptCheck exists to rat you out regardless of how diligent you are in trying to keep a sensitive matter...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Scott Glover about three bills related to drug prescriptions awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
Last week, state lawmakers passed an ambitious slate of reforms aimed at giving authorities better...
| Sep 17, 2013
Re "Taking aim at drug abuse," Sept. 16
Like virtually all other measures in California and across the nation that address the prescription drug crisis, the drug monitoring system called for in SB 809 focuses entirely on the supply side of the equation....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Pioneering guidelines to help Los Angeles Unified school staff and parents navigate the complex and controversial process to overhaul failing schools under the state parent trigger law were approved Tuesday by the school board.
The 2010 state law gives...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A Charlotte, N.C., judge on Tuesday issued an arrest order for Ric Flair, considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestler of all time, for not paying his estranged wife $32,352.51 in spousal support.
Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Katherine Jackson testified Monday that her pop star son denied he was using prescription drugs when she asked him about rumors she had heard.
Testifying for the second day in her family's wrongful-death suit against entertainment giant AEG Live, the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"Good news — you've been accepted!" the letter says. "Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!"
Enclosed are two plastic cards from National Prescription Savings Network that include personal "member...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A Lake County property where two men allegedly kept a Los Angeles-area girl in a metal box and sexually abused her had been under federal investigation for the previous 18 months, court documents said.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:42 AM
A missing Los Angeles teenager was sexually assaulted, kept in a metal box and forced to process marijuana for her two captors, according to a federal criminal complaint filed this week.
Prosecutors said the girl was held by Ryan Balletto, 30, and...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl held captive in a metal box on a marijuana farm in Northern California was a runaway from Los Angeles who met one of her alleged captors on the streets of Hollywood. In charges unsealed in San Francisco, federal...