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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.
With the current opioid epidemic, the Wilmington Treatment Center continues to expand.
President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done" and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.
Narcan can now be obtained in vending machines in the Las Vegas.
The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.
A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of "liberally" prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.
Some North Carolina lawmakers want more severe punishments for breaking into a building to steal drugs from a pharmacy.
A proposed bill supported by Representative Carson Smith aims to crack down on pharmacy break-ins.
Community physicians and New Hanover Regional Medical Center have reported a reduction of opioid prescriptions by almost 20 percent.