3 weeks ago
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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.
3 weeks ago
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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.
4 months ago
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Local group aims to fight opioid abuse in Brunswick Co.

Opioid use is an epidemic in the Cape Fear area and one local group is working to change that.
6 months ago
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Police carrying Naloxone for dogs

Police have started carrying new protection for their K-9 partners: naloxone, a drug that has long been used to reverse opioid overdoses in humans.
6 months ago
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Health department receives $98,000 worth of Naloxone

The New Hanover County Health Department recently received $98,000 worth of Naloxone.
7 months ago
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Wilmington Police receive $24,000 in drugs to reverse opioid overdoses

The Wilmington Police Department just received a large batch of medication to help reverse an opioid overdose.
7 months ago
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New Hanover County receives donation for Naloxone kits

It is a gesture to help fight a growing crisis. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners accepted a donation Monday afternoon aimed at reducing opioid overdoses across the Cape Fear.
10 months ago
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: Is Narcan helping or hurting opioid epidemic?

Opioid abuse is a growing problem across the nation and Wilmington is at the top of the list.
1 year ago
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FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.
1 year ago
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Police: Man overdosed behind the wheel with toddler in car

Authorities say a North Carolina man overdosed on heroin behind the wheel while his one-year-old child was in the car.