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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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Treatment center already at capacity as it hosts ribbon cutting on expansion

With the current opioid epidemic, the Wilmington Treatment Center continues to expand.
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Trump to keep fighting opioids ‘until our job is done’

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 available in Las Vegas vending machines

Narcan can now be obtained in vending machines in the Las Vegas.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

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.

Clinic accused of ‘liberally’ prescribing unneeded opioids

A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of "liberally" prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.

Legislators advance tougher penalties for pharmacy break-ins

Some North Carolina lawmakers want more severe punishments for breaking into a building to steal drugs from a pharmacy.

Local leader pushes to raise penalty for pharmacy break-ins

A proposed bill supported by Representative Carson Smith aims to crack down on pharmacy break-ins.
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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.

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