| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
A southwest suburban doctor has been charged with dispensing prescription medications illegally and fraudulently billing Medicare, according to federal authorities.
Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 47, of Bolingbrook, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Laguna Beach police arrested fewer people for illegal drug use in 2013 than in previous years, but some community members claim the problem is more widespread.
Laguna Beach police made 338 drug arrests in 2013, a 10% decrease from 2012, according to...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The four southern Howard County residents charged in the fatal shooting of a Laurel man in his pickup truck in North Laurel last month were indicted on first-degree murder charges Wednesday.
The indicted are: Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:22 AM
After finishing a greatest hits tour that came to Sands Bethlehem Event Center last February, Mississippi alt-rockers 3 Doors Down celebrated in August with an acoustic concert in the band’s adopted hometown of Nashville. 3 Doors Down singer Brad...
| Feb 12, 2014
As a longtime fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman's work, I view the widespread reactions of grief over his death with a mixture of appreciation and dread.
As a fan, I appreciate the recognition that this Oscar-winning actor's astounding talents richly...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:54 PM
That pungent aroma emanating from the biggest football bong of them all – the Super Bowl — is the smell of the NFL getting a massive buzz on the idea of accepting marijuana – medical and otherwise – into its sport.
To this, I say...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance
While birth defects is not a subject parents-to-be are especially keen to discuss, it's vital to open this conversation as early as possible. In the U.S., about 3 percent of babies are born with...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday relaxed sentencing guidelines for drug dealers, ruling they may not be given a mandatory 20-year prison term every time an overdose results in the death of a user.
In a 9-0 decision, the justices ruled that...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:58 PM
A batch of "bad heroin" has killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania over six days, prompting state and local officials to try to combat the spread of the drug.
The heroin is mixed with narcotic Fentanyl, which can be 10 to 100 times more potent than...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.
But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:55 PM
From his wheelchair in the Corona del Mar High School gym, Aaron Rubin held up one finger to indicate "yes" and two fingers for "no" as he answered questions about a drug addiction that led him to a catastrophic overdose.
"This is Aaron," said his...