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Naloxone given to North Carolina deputy after investigation

A sheriff’s deputy was given naloxone after exposure to drugs during an investigation, according to authorities.

NHRMC sees significant drop in opioid prescriptions, overdoses in one year

Community physicians and New Hanover Regional Medical Center have reported a reduction of opioid prescriptions by almost 20 percent.

Life-saving drug program draws mixed responses

A drug credited with saving lives is now available free to the public in New Hanover County. But is it doing more harm than good?

Surgeon General urges Americans to carry drug that stops opioid overdoses

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.

Wilmington leaders accept grant to help overdose survivors, hold off on land code change

The grant money will go towards developing and implementing the Cape Fear Opiate Overdose Quick Response Team.

On the front lines of drug crisis, US police split on Narcan

The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose.

Wilmington man overdosed behind wheel, pleads guilty to drug charges

A Wilmington man plead guilty after he passed out at the wheel because of an heroin overdose while driving down Carolina Beach Road.

State distributes 40K doses of naloxone to fight opioid epidemic

The state has purchased the additional naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in North Carolina.

Naloxone reverses 93% of overdoses, but many recipients don’t survive a year

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to surge, public health officials and first responders have turned to naloxone, the drug that reverses overdose, to help combat the rising tide.

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