| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Michael Jackson’s drug use was again the topic of conversation in court Wednesday, where an addiction specialist testified that he saw no evidence the singer was addicted to painkillers or the anesthetic propofol that ultimately led to his death....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A recording of the discussion among emergency personnel related to Paris Jackson’s apparent suicide attempt last week has been released to the media.
In the recordings, obtained by the Associated Press, paramedics are told Michael Jackson’...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| May 10, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Michael Jackson’s makeup artist testified Friday that although the singer once asked her if she had painkillers, she never broached the subject of his addiction with him.
Karen Faye said that during Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial in...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death.
The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
| Apr 9, 2013
It's not enough that medical insurance companies want to dictate how much and what kind of treatment our illnesses deserve.
Now legislators and law enforcement agencies are butting in, trying to curtail the use of high-powered painkillers because too...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:43 PM
At a hearing this week in Bethesda, Md., on reducing fatal prescription overdoses, a federal panel heard from an East Bay man identified as a “clinician” that the real problem was that some doctors weren’t prescribing enough drugs....
| Feb 4, 2013
Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96.
Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...
| Nov 15, 2012
If one doctor's prescriptions might be connected to the unnecessary deaths of multiple patients over several years, the state should be asking questions. Times reporters Scott Glover and Lisa Girion analyzed 3,733 prescription drug-related deaths in...
| Nov 11, 2012
Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit.
Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid.
Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing.
Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...