Prescription Pills
4 weeks ago
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Whiteville PD, DEA to host drug drop-off this weekend

Whiteville Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are joining forces to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
9 months ago
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WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1 year ago
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DEA reclassification of marijuana could have major impact on medical uses

Federal authorities have announced that they are reviewing the possibility of loosening the classification of marijuana, and if this happens, it could have a far-reaching impact on how the substance is used in medical settings, experts said.
State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use
5 years ago
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State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use

First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear?