Dr. Patrick Lantz, a forensic pathologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, performs autopsies in suspicious death cases from the mountains and other parts of the state. He says addiction to prescription drugs has played a role in a spike in heroin deaths seen by his office.
Dr. Patrick Lantz, a forensic pathologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, performs autopsies in suspicious death cases from the mountains and other parts of the state. He says addiction to prescription drugs has played a role in a spike in heroin deaths seen by his office. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Dr. Patrick Lantz, a forensic pathologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, performs autopsies in suspicious death cases from the mountains and other parts of the state. He says addiction to prescription drugs has played a role in a spike in heroin deaths seen by his office. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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