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Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 09:23 PM EDT

Addiction in America: How North Carolina is Fighting Opioid Addiciton

Addiction in America: How North Carolina is Fighting Opioid Addiciton

During the month of August, News4 has been taking a closer look at opioid and heroin epidemic. Doreen Gentzler reports on a program in North Carolina that's making a difference.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:49 AM EDT

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

The discovery of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Florida certainly isn't ideal for tourism, but local officials and business leaders are confident the long-term impact on the tourism industry will be...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 02:10 PM EDT

Water System Was Source of Bacterium Found at Md. Hospital

Water System Was Source of Bacterium Found at Md. Hospital

Officials from the Prince George’s Hospital Center say the hospital's water system was the source of the bacterium pseudomonas found at the hospital.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 08:53 AM EDT

Pfizer Buying Medivation in Deal Valued at About $14B

Pfizer Buying Medivation in Deal Valued at About $14B

Pfizer will pay about $14 billion in cash for the cancer drug company Medivation, a deal that will add the pricey late-stage prostate cancer treatment Xtandi to its oncology portfolio.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 01:19 PM EDT

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

More than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona, have become infected with a parasite officials believe was in at least 20 pools in the community, NBC News reported. Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto,” causes...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 05:16 PM EDT

Local Resources for Opioid Addiction

Local Resources for Opioid Addiction

NBC Washington has covered the issue of opioid and heroin addiction extensively this month. We’ve compiled a list of sites in the D.C. area where you can learn more about the opiate addiction and find resources...

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 02:27 PM EDT

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:10 AM EDT

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:43 PM EDT

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed during a press conference Friday that five cases of Zika have been found on Miami Beach — three more than originally thought after an email obtained by NBC 6 from city...

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 08:50 PM EDT

Alternatives for Treating Pain Useful in Preventing Addiction

Alternatives for Treating Pain Useful in Preventing Addiction

To fight opioid addiction, we must find better ways to cope with pain. News4's Doreen Gentzler looks at what's already making a difference.