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Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

Educational event aims to educate on opioid addiction versus pain management

Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, Lower Cape Fear Hospice held an event on opioid abuse, meant to educate people on the difference between pain management and addition.
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Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic.
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HOPE Act announced to fight back against opioid epidemic

The HOPE Act, also known as the Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement Act will strengthen law enforcement efforts to combat this ongoing issue.
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Patient says curbing opioid prescriptions hurts people in chronic pain

For one woman here in the Cape Fear she said she now can't get the medication she needs because of the substance abuse issue.
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Groups focused on combating opioid abuse meet at Wilmington church

The church opened its doors to host a conversation with other recovery centers to combat the ongoing opioid crisis.
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State Attorney General talks opioid addiction’s affects on the prison system at local dinner

Attorney General Josh Stein shared the overwhelming truths about opioid addiction and its contribution to crime across the state.
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Student’s senior project raises awareness about opioid abuse

One student's senior project is continuing to help raise awareness on the opioid epidemic in New Hanover County.

NHRMC changes the way opioids are prescribed

New Hanover Regional Medical Centers has implemented new guidelines when it comes to how doctors prescribe opioids.

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