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The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.
A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of "liberally" prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.
Some North Carolina lawmakers want more severe punishments for breaking into a building to steal drugs from a pharmacy.
A proposed bill supported by Representative Carson Smith aims to crack down on pharmacy break-ins.
Community physicians and New Hanover Regional Medical Center have reported a reduction of opioid prescriptions by almost 20 percent.
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.
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
When it comes to the opioid epidemic there are many different fronts to tackle. New Hanover County announced a new partnership with the non-profit Tides.
A raid in Tabor City targeting a doctor's office and home.