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Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

Police: Multi-year investigation disrupts drug pipeline to Wilmington

Law enforcement are wrapping up one of the largest-ever trafficking cases involving those drugsĀ in New Hanover, Brunswick, Bladen, Duplin and Sampson counties.

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.

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

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.

Fentanyl-related deaths up in Horry County

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.

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

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.
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Woman gets 8 years in prison for heroin death

A Wilmington woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for selling drugs to a woman that killed her in 2016.
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Lab tests show white powder found during drug bust is sugar

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.

Prince’s family sues doctor who prescribed him pain pills

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.

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