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U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
Law enforcement are wrapping up one of the largest-ever trafficking cases involving those drugs in New Hanover, Brunswick, Bladen, Duplin and Sampson counties.
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.
An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped.
The CDC says Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the US and the Horry County coroner says it's becoming the deadliest drug right here at home.
Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
A Wilmington woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for selling drugs to a woman that killed her in 2016.
It was at one point known as one of the biggest fentanyl busts in the state. Now, WWAY is learning that while the substance found might make you hyperactive, it's perfectly legal and likely in your own pantry.
The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago.