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August 19, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER
Former Olympic athlete Linetta Wilson was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for shipping prescription cough syrup with codeine to Texas. Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey sentenced Wilson, 32, of Huntington Beach and Andrea DeWitt, 24, of Santa Ana after they pleaded guilty to six felonies. Both were accused of shipping 132 bottles of the prescription drug from a Federal Express office in Irvine, to Kimble County, Texas, in January and February.
January 19, 2009 | Rahul K. Parikh, Parikh, a Walnut Creek physician, writes the Vital Signs medical column for
Sometimes, the minute you step into the room, you just know it's not going to go well -- as it didn't with the mother of this teenage girl. Her daughter sat quietly on the exam table, coughing. Next to her was Mom, probably in her mid- to late 40s, but by her clothes seemingly clinging to her youth -- tight jeans, bright pink sweater; it looked as if she shopped at Forever 21 in her local mall.
March 2, 2011 | By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune
The Food and Drug Administration plans to remove some unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medicines now sitting on store shelves, the agency announced Wednesday. The products, which may be inappropriately labeled for use by infants and young children, could pose an unnecessary risk because they haven't been tested for safety and efficacy, the FDA said. Some may have risky ingredients, and others -- marketed as 'timed release' -- may release active ingredients too slowly, too quickly or inconsistently.
July 16, 1995 | CHRIS GOODRICH
TALES FROM THE GERONIMO: My Seduction by Junk and Desert Dreams by Scott Frank (Grove Press: $20; 257 pp.). Late in this account of heavy-duty drug addiction Scott Frank writes that for many years he had but two frames of mind; one was "Soon," waiting to feel better; the other was "Now," feeling good.
September 14, 1985 | Associated Press
The longtime physician for Willie Mays said in a television interview Friday that the Hall of Fame outfielder was using a prescription cough syrup at the time a former teammate said Mays kept a stimulant mixture in his locker. Mays' name came up Thursday when John Milner, who played with Mays on the 1973 New York Mets, testified in federal court in Pittsburgh that Mays kept a "really nasty" stimulant nicknamed "red juice" in his locker.
A Huntington Beach woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she acted as a middleman in a conspiracy to illegally transport and sell a prescription drug. Bail was set at $100,000 for Linetta Wilson, 32, and co-defendant Andrea DeWitt, 24, who also pleaded not guilty. Both were being held late Thursday in the Orange County Jail.
March 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Lil Wayne was reportedly released from an L.A. hospital Monday after a nearly weeklong stay that set off a social media frenzy regarding the rapper's health. Mack Maine, president of Lil Wayne's record label, wrote late Monday on Twitter that the rapper had been discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was headed home. "God is great," he added. PHOTOS: Rapper Lil Wayne a.k.a. Dwayne Carter Moments later, the rapper and record executive Birdman, who often refers to himself as Lil Wayne's father, tweeted , "God son just release frm hospital.thanks 4 all tha luv. " The news of Lil Wayne's discharge followed a weekend of intense speculation over the condition of the rapper, who had been admitted to Cedars-Sinai on March 12 after having a seizure, according to an associate.
March 2, 2011 | By Andrew Zajac, Washington Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered the makers of about 500 unapproved prescription cough and cold medicines to get them off the market because they have not been proven safe and effective. The drugs have been linked to a few relatively minor problems, such as drowsiness and irritability, but the FDA is concerned that medical problems associated them may be significantly underreported. "We have some specific safety concerns with some of them," Deb Autor, head of compliance in the FDA's drug office, said in a telephone news conference.
March 12, 1991 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
It begins as a quiet, tiny tickle in your throat and, if you're really unlucky, progresses to a loud, rib-racking, temple-pounding hack that makes you persona non grata in movie theaters. "I've seen lots of patients with coughs recently," says Dr. Paul B. Haberman, director of respiratory therapy for St. John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica.
September 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, already banned for the first four games of 2006 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was suspended Wednesday for the rest of the season after his arrest on a charge of drunken driving. Thurman was arrested about 3 a.m. Monday. He is due in court Monday, the day his initial suspension was to end. "It comes down to decision-making," said Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.
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