At least 12 families displaced in Carolina Forest fire

Residents of 12 apartments were displaced by a fire that erupted inside a unit at the Reserve at Ridgewood Plantation in Carolina Forest Tuesday evening. All residents reportedly made it to safety, but two firefighters were injured at the scene. Battalion Chief Brian Van Aernem with Horry County Fire Rescue said one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and another was afflicted by heat exhaustion, but both firefighters are expected to make full recoveries. Van Aernem said the fire originated in a second-floor unit at 4925 Signature Drive and the blaze quickly spread to the third floor. Crews were called to the scene at 5:42 p.m.

72 hours in jail won’t solve opioid epidemic, doctor says

A local doctor says putting those who overdose on opiates in jail for 72 hours is not the best way to tackle the county’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus floated the idea of mandatory jail time for overdosers at a public safety committee meeting Monday, but the proposal has met with resistance.

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Dr. David Tonkin on the side effects of prescribing 'deadly medications'

Dr. David Tonkin of Elite Pain Management says two-thirds of the ones who overdose on opioids were prescribed them by their doctors. The key to curing the county's heroin and opioid epidemic lies in better training for doctors prescribing these "deadly medications" and giving doctors the time they need with their patients to find other solutions that don't have to come in a pill bottle, he said on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Dr. David Tonkin on the side effects of prescribing 'deadly medications'

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