| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Californians are more worried about kids getting fat than using illegal drugs, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.
The poll, conducted for the California Endowment, shows that the number of Californians who list unhealthy...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hoping to fortify a message to students that drug use is dangerous, Naperville North and Glenbard North high schools are hosting former NBA player Chris Herren to share his experiences.
Herren was a second-round draft pick who played for the Denver...
| Feb 10, 2014
Jens Hussey is a psychotherapist who specializes in addiction. He said he's amazed by the number of people who still believe heroin is a drug that affects only poor people of color and a fringe group of celebrities.
Although the recent death of actor...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. In 2010, as Colorado lawmakers were creating America's first state-licensed and regulated medical marijuana industry, fellow police officers at a Colorado Drug Investigators Association conference jeered a state law enforcement official...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl.
The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit.
But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in.
During a FOX Sports podcast...
| 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 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
ALBUQUERQUE -- The shopper nearly whispered her request.
"Five bags of the blue stuff," Susan Clifford said.
Inside the candy shop in this city's Old Town district, Debbie Ball handed over packets of a turquoise-tinted confection designed to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...