| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Authorities on Friday raided the offices and home of a Central Florida physician as part of a probe into suspected improper prescribing practices.
Ibem Borges, who has offices in Orlando and Kissimmee, has already been the target of two separate...
| Oct 22, 2013
After 14 years, a new installment of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series is out this month, with a surprise twist: Some copies mistakenly included passages from another book released the same day — a memoir by 73-year-old British actor Sir David...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•An iPad valued at $600 was stolen Oct. 1 from an unlocked vehicle parked in a lot in the 900 block of North York Road.
•A radar detector and a number of CDs valued at $400...
| Oct 10, 2013
The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Ventura County authorities have arrested 21 people in connection with alleged sales of prescription drugs via Craigslist.
The arrests, announced this week, took place in recent months and stemmed from illegal sales of drugs like Adderall, OxyContin and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Our dog was attacked in our own driveway by another dog, and now she's afraid to set foot in the driveway to take a walk. She's excited to see the leash, but won't go out the front door. As a result, she's gaining weight. What should I do? -- M.S.,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In February, there was a sizeable drug bust at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The media covered the story in great detail. While making my morning coffee, one update stopped me dead in my tracks. Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and...