Articles by Alan Suderman

Virginia Prosecutors Charge Anti-Opioid Addiction Drug Maker with Fraud

Federal prosecutors say the company that makes a drug meant to curb opioid addiction has been lying for years about the relative safety of its product. Prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday against British-based Indivior, which makes Suboxone film …

Carolinas Still Facing Major Flooding More Than a Week After Florence

Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, …

Dam Breach at N.C. Power Plant Causes Coal Ash Spill into Cape Fear River

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water would continue …

North Carolina Power Plant Inundated by Flood Waters

Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan …

Feds Say Virginia Prison Guards Tried to Smuggle Drugs in for Gang

Federal authorities say they’ve arrested former prison guards connected to a gang that sells drugs inside Virginia state prisons to help finance its activities. An indictment unsealed Friday alleges a wide-ranging criminal enterprise by members and associates of the Mad …

Drug Price Transparency Bill Stalls in Virginia General Assembly

Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs has stalled in the Virginia General Assembly, at least for this year. Virginia state senators said the bill wasn’t ready for prime time, but was an issue …