Prescription Drugs
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Police: Man breaks in, steals prescription drugs from King's Pharmacy
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:34am.

Police are searching for a suspect they say stole prescription drugs from inside a Wilmington pharmacy after breaking in through a window at the store Sunday night.

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Charlotte doctors face drug charges
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:46pm.

Charlotte police have charged two eye doctors with drug trafficking after investigators said the doctors wrote fake hydrocodone prescriptions for some patients and stole the pills. Police said in a statement that Dr. Benjamin Hobbs and Dr. Samuel Hobbs are each charged with trafficking in opiates, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and larceny. The brothers own Clear View Eye Care.

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NC, 44 states settle with GlaxoSmithKline
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:34pm.

North Carolina's attorney general says GlaxoSmithKline is paying 45 states $105 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully marketed drugs.

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FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:47pm.

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.

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HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Operation Medicine Drop collects prescription drugs
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 11:52am.

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.

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NC panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:51pm.

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.

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NC agencies not using prescription drug database
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 3:24pm.

A computer database that could help officials track prescription drug abuse is getting little use by North Carolina's doctors and pharmacies.

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Brunswick County leads state in Operation Medicine Drop collections
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:12pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Doctor accused of writing prescription after car accident
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 5:04pm.

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.

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