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Prescription Pills

Onslow sheriff's deputy faces drug charges

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An Onslow County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with improperly obtaining prescription drugs. Full story...
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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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Operation Medicine Drop offers chance to safely dispose of old prescriptions

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Check your medicine cabinet or that drawer in your bathroom, and you'll probably find bottle of expired prescription medicine. If so, you have a chance to safely get rid of it this week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Specialized pharmacies see greater demand as supply of some drugs lags

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videoNationwide, there is a long list of prescription drugs that are in short supply. From certain cancer medications to painkillers, the supply of these drugs is dwindling. Full story...
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New law aims at keeping prescription drugs off the streets

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video Prescription drugs have become a threat. That's the message from law enforcement officers today. They came together to talk about a new law that could affect your next trip to the pharmacy. Full story...
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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

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Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse. Full story...
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State suspends Dyer's medical license

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Investigators say Guy Dyer was running a cash-only business at his clinic on Shipyard Blvd. prescribing narcotics without establishing a medical reason. Full story...
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Wilmington doctor arrested for prescription forgery and fraud

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Guy David Dyer, 66, of Wilmington has been charged with prescription forgery and fraud. Dyer remains in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Operation Medicine Drop a Success

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More than one million doses of old prescription and over the counter drugs were collected across the state last week as part of Operation Medicine Drop. Full story...
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