| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Taking aim at “America’s most abused narcotic,” congressional lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would place tighter restrictions on the painkiller hydrocodone, which is a key contributor to the nation’s prescription...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I have a long history of tension headaches and usually get relief by taking acetaminophen. Lately, the medication relieves the headache, but then the pain returns later in the day. Can acetaminophen lose its effectiveness, or could the problem be...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:00 PM
A Bel Air man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to selling prescription drugs on dozens of occasions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Ronnie Stocks, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and...
| Jan 12, 2013
The band Shinedown has been around for more than a decade, selling more than 10 million albums worldwide. In 2012 they launched their fourth album, "Amaryllis," which made its debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. But the last year has been more than...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:06 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Overdoses of drugs, particularly prescription pain-killers and heroin, have overtaken AIDS to become the leading cause of death of homeless adults, according to a study of homeless residents of Boston released on Monday.
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Alert state police and Somerset Borough police officers realized Monday that they had come across a "one-pot" methamphetamine lab in an apartment.
Justin Dale Carr, 21, and Samantha Elaine McKenzie, 20, both of South Vincent Avenue, Somerset,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People prescribed high doses of powerful painkillers are more likely to be injured while driving than those taking very low doses, according to a new study from Canada.
The drugs, known as opioids, include common painkillers...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:59 PM
A Las Vegas man, authorities say trafficked prescription painkillers to Alaska, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney in Nevada says 28-year old Nicholas Ghafouria pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Cousins of a man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Chambersburg teenager testified Wednesday about the moments after the shots were fired.
In addition to first-degree murder, Steffawn Spriggs, 23, faces charges of illegal...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On the edge of the Mojave, music promoter Pasquale Rotella staged a rave about 11 years ago that ended with a coroner's wagon rolling down desert roads.
Five people died of overdoses and drug-related car crashes during or shortly after the Nocturnal...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:47 PM
PTA's parent education forum welcomed local psychologist Jerry Weichman last month at the Aliso Creek Inn. Weichman, author of teen guide "How To Deal," has an active adolescent practice in Newport Beach. He covered a broad range of topics from behavioral...