San Francisco’s pilot program for drug disposal is being hailed as a success, but it will end in June unless more funding can be found.
The City has suffered setbacks during its long struggle to ensure the safe disposal of unwanted medicines. Most recently, lawmakers were on the verge of passing legislation requiring pharmaceutical companies to fund and operate a drug take-back program.
A residence that exploded in San Francisco’s Ingleside district Tuesday was most likely caused by an attempt to manufacture drugs, police said. Read More
You’ve seen it on TV, heard about it from friends and maybe been clobbered by it yourself: the drug shortage. The crisis has left cancer patients waiting for life-saving chemotherapy ... parents scrambling for their kids’ ADHD drugs ... doctors, nurses and hospitals in a tizzy ... and frantic pharmacists saying, “Sorry, but we’re all out.” Read More
A parolee whined to police about losing $2,500 in a soured drug deal in the latest round of criminal craziness in The City.Stockton Street near Sacramento Street3:30 a.m. WednesdayA 49-year-old man said he was in an upstairs bedroom when he heard a loud noise downstairs. He looked out his window and saw someone walking out the front door with his TV and DVD player.Mission and Bosworth streets5:13 p.m. Tuesday Read More
Some visitors to famous tourist spot Fisherman’s Wharf didn’t come away happy customers.A group of three was busted for selling and buying drugs around 8 p.m. at the corner of Jefferson and Mason streets Wednesday night, according to San Francisco police. The trio, which included two women – one of whom was 22 years old and pregnant – and a white male, were caught on the Fisherman’s Wharf street corner exchanging marijuana and pills for cash, according to cops. Read More
The strong smell of marijuana emanating from a warehouse led San Carlos authorities to an illegal marijuana-growing house and law enforcement officials were able dismantle the operation.On Friday, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine building inspection of a property in the 900 block of Terminal Way following a number of complaints from neighbors about the odor. Read More
When is a flawless, gleaming, plate-glass shop window a broken window?
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino had no trouble answering the question after one look at the Nike sneaker shop’s display on his city’s upscale Newbury Street.
There, above the company’s “Just Do It” slogan, were eight T-shirts bearing, in boldly graphic lettering, such messages as “Get High,” “F--- Gravity,” and “Dope,” this one accompanied by an open pill bottle with skateboards spilling out. Read More
No parent wants to see their kids’ lives trashed by drug use. If young people can be kept drug-free until they are 18, most will be drug-free for the rest of their lives.
How do you do that? You require testing for driving and other privileges, including employment and perhaps high school education. If kids know there is about a 99 percent chance they will lose, they won’t take the risk — especially on things that are important to them like a driver’s license or getting a job. Read More
Last week at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, ASCO President George Sledge painted a hopeful, but also challenging, picture about new genomic technologies for fighting cancer. These technologies can unravel the genetic mechanisms driving the disease and point the way to new strategies to overcome cancer-drug resistance. Read More
WHAT: It’s not easy to find and access, but the Silk Road website is like the eBay of mind-altering drugs. It uses the latest in anonymity technology to keep its buyers and sellers seemingly invisible.HOW: Some 350 drug items are for sale on Silk Road at any time, including marijuana, heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Consignment sellers are located all over the world, though mostly from the U.S. and Canada. Read More