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Prescription Drugs

FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen

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videoThe FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself. Full story...
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HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Operation Medicine Drop collects prescription drugs

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videoIf you've been wondering what to do with old prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, you have a chance to get rid of them safely this weekend. Full story...
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NC panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse

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A panel says North Carolina legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory should look at ways to curb prescription drug abuse so deaths among youths can be prevented. Full story...
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NC agencies not using prescription drug database

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A computer database that could help officials track prescription drug abuse is getting little use by North Carolina's doctors and pharmacies. Full story...
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Brunswick County leads state in Operation Medicine Drop collections

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Attorney general Roy Cooper says North Carolinians turned in approximately 8.5 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs during Operation Medicine Drop last weekend. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Doctor accused of writing prescription after car accident

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video It was a car accident that left two people in pain. But instead of an accident report and insurance info, the victims say they wound up with a prescription for percocet from the driver who hit them. Full story...
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