| May 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
SOUTH BEND — For Scott Mangus, it started innocently enough.
Mangus, a LaPorte native, was in a motorcycle crash in 2004 while spending his college spring break in Thailand. Doctors there prescribed him a narcotic pain medicine for his injuries,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician.
Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in...
| Feb 4, 2013
Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96.
Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| May 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed Achilles tendinitis and prescribed medicine, which did reduce pain and swelling. Which natural remedies keep this at bay?...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Michael Jackson’s makeup artist testified Friday that although the singer once asked her if she had painkillers, she never broached the subject of his addiction with him.
Karen Faye said that during Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Ever have dental work done on you without novacaine or laughing gas? Me neither. Wimps and tough-guys alike will find humor and pain-free entertainment in This Won't Hurt a Bit! A History of Pain Relief, an informative new exhibit running at the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Years ago, when I was a student at Penn State, a NORML activist cornered me and tried to talk me into supporting the “legalize marijuana” cause. Keep in mind that this was many years before the state of California approved the use of medical...
| Nov 15, 2012
If one doctor's prescriptions might be connected to the unnecessary deaths of multiple patients over several years, the state should be asking questions. Times reporters Scott Glover and Lisa Girion analyzed 3,733 prescription drug-related deaths in...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A Rowland Heights doctor charged with murder in connection with fatal overdoses from prescription drugs provided one woman with hundreds of addictive painkiller pills a week and wrote prescriptions for the patient’s husband without ever examining...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration. To help curb it, the agency announced Monday a new risk management plan that would require manufacturers of long-lasting and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A rash of burglaries targeting pain killers at pharmacies in La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank and other foothill areas has authorities pushing for stores to find more secure ways to stock drugs. Last weekend, 15 bottles of the painkiller OxyContin were......