| Aug 16, 2013
The growing death toll from prescription drug overdoses reflects the increased use of powerful painkillers and psychotherapeutic drugs, many of which are addictive and toxic when misused.
Since The Times' Scott Glover and Lisa Girion began...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:47 PM
CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he regrets his past stance on weed. Gupta, who previously opposed legalizing marijuana, says he’s woken up and smelled the proverbial plant life.
"I apologize because I didn't look hard...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Since February, CVS Caremark has been pushing its pharmacists to enroll customers in a prescription-drug rewards program.
The benefit to customers is the opportunity to earn up to $50 a year in store credits that can be used to buy shampoo, toothpaste...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Like a lot of people, Lesa has unused prescription drugs at her home. She's tried to donate them to doctors. She's tried to donate them to hospitals. To no avail.
She wants to know: Is there any way to donate unused medicine and put it to good use?
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The state Assembly on Monday passed a pair of bills aimed at staunching prescription drug abuse and the mounting overdose death toll in California.
Propelled by a series of investigative reports in The Los Angeles Times, the bills would help authorities...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Two bills aimed at combating prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in California won unanimous approval in the Senate on Tuesday and were headed for the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
The proposed legislation, inspired in part by a series of...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne hit the red carpet together at a charity event over the weekend, and the reunion has many wondering whether the couple is officially back together.
"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne, who's been married to the rocker since 1982, split...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
A doctor who traveled on Michael Jackson's 1993 worldwide "Dangerous" tour testified that he gave the singer a shot of Demerol and a 24-hour intravenous morphine drip while they were in Thailand and that he told a ranking AEG executive that the singer was...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
“Take 500 milligrams of this medicine every twelve hours in combination with amoxicillin and lansoprazole for 14 days. Don’t forget it should be taken with food, and I will see you in three weeks.”
Ever get a complicated prescription...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Wanda Ferrin fills her husband's prescription for the generic antibiotic doxycycline at a Target in Simi Valley. For years, the medication has cost her $6 a month.
In February, however, the price tripled to $18 for 30 pills. And this month, it...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...