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Ohio doctor’s license suspended amid review of overdoses, deaths

Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients, leading to the deaths of at least 28 people at two hospitals.

Superbug infections rising among injection drug users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report.
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Man dies from overdose in porta-potty in downtown Wilmington

Wilmington Police are investigating after a body was found inside a port-a-john in downtown Wilmington Wednesday afternoon.
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Drug dealer pleads guilty in overdose death

A Pender County woman is going to prison for selling drugs that led to an overdose.
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: Is Narcan helping or hurting opioid epidemic?

Opioid abuse is a growing problem across the nation and Wilmington is at the top of the list.
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Suspected drug dealer charged with murder in overdose death

For the first time in the Wilmington Police Department's history, police say a suspected drug dealer is charged with murder.
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FBI, local sheriffs discuss heroin task force in Cape Fear

The FBI announced a new task force in the Cape Fear region that will work to combat the heroin problem in the area.

Bill to ease access to overdose drug goes to McCrory’s desk

Gov. Pat McCrory will now have the ability to approve widespread access to a prescription drug already known to have reversed more than 2,000 overdoses of heroin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina.
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Number of fatal drug overdoses in North Carolina increases

Officials say fatal drug overdoses in North Carolina have jumped from 2002 to 2014.

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