| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Garrett Burk wasn't about to sit idle if it meant one less person would reach for a powerful painkiller or other drug that wasn't medically necessary.
The Laguna Beach High School senior and infielder on the baseball team wants others to know that...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:27 PM
A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Attorneys for AEG are set to give closing arguments Wednesday in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial, and the case could be in the jury's hands by the end of the week.
The singer's family has sued the entertainment firm, saying the company...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Pioneering guidelines to help Los Angeles Unified school staff and parents navigate the complex and controversial process to overhaul failing schools under the state parent trigger law were approved Tuesday by the school board.
The 2010 state law gives...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Federal regulators said Monday that the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
GLASTONBURY — Following Thursday's release of a police report showing that 17-year-old Jane Modlesky had a blood-alcohol content 13 times greater than the legal limit for young drivers, two town groups have said they are organizing educational...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat.
In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Courtney Bohl was in a drug-induced haze for nearly 20 years.
The 33-year-old Sunrise mother abused painkillers, smoked weed, drank heavily and dabbled with cocaine.
"I would always replace one with another," said Bohl, who started smoking marijuana...
| Nov 18, 2013
The following were taken from police reports:
•A Virgin Mary statue valued at $50 was thrown from the front porch and children's pumpkins smashed at a residence on the 8000 block of Nielsen Drive on Nov. 3.
•Four alloy rims...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON — As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Burbank student Maria Cardenas, 26, has been without health insurance for the last four years, and it worries her.
"I'm really healthy and don't generally get sick, but there are occasions when it happens," she said. "I want to be able to go to the...