| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:37 AM
It may be months before the retrial in Wellington polo executive John Goodman's DUI manslaughter case, but attorneys Tuesday already were trading punches.
There are fights raging over Goodman's Bentley, Goodman's blood test results, Goodman's medical...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:56 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has laid out a roadmap for greater strictures on the prescribing and dispensing of hydrocodone and analgesics that contain it. The move is the latest in a chain of actions taken by the FDA and other agencies to address a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The ad on Craigslist was blunt. It offered drugs for money, just like a street corner dealer.
The seller was hawking Norco, a popular painkiller, for $6.
"Had a left over bottle from a car accident," the anonymous seller posted.
"I'm not the police,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:54 PM
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative article on patient overdose deaths was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
Dr. John Dimowo is charged with...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Whether it's alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription medication or newer, synthetic substances like K2, it's easy for teenagers to access drugs in Howard County.
At least, that's what dozens of high school students have told Joan Webb Scornaienchi,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:17 PM
An Orange County doctor who often saw patients at Starbucks coffeehouses was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in federal prison for selling prescriptions for highly abused medications to patients with no legitimate need for them.
"You abused the position,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles.
When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
A doctor practicing in West Hollywood pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug trafficking charge for unlawfully writing hundreds of prescriptions after authorities had revoked his physician's registration and ability to prescribe drugs.
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Town leaders in Marion, Virginia have asked Michael Roberts to step down after being arrested on drug charges.
Here is the official statement from the mayor:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DAVID P. HELMS, THE TOWN OF MARION, VA
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
More adolescents are using pot and they increasingly believe that the drug is benign. Those are the findings from the latest annual survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders put out each year by the University of Michigan and funded by the National...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
It has been only a few hours since the longest high school football season in California history came to an end. So that means it’s already time to look at the top 10 projected teams for 2013. 1. St. John......