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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.

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.

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.

Program launched to help pregnant women, new moms with opioid use

When it comes to the opioid epidemic there are many different fronts to tackle. New Hanover County announced a new partnership with the non-profit Tides.

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New Hanover County GOP reacts to overturned voter ID ruling

You might have to present a photo ID to vote in the next election after a court ruling Wednesday, and now the New Hanover County Republican Party is reacting.

Coastal Christian High School sees largest COVID-19 outbreak in state

Coastal Christian High School is currently experiencing the largest coronavirus outbreak of any school or childcare facility in the state according to new data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

2020 set up to be the busiest mailing holiday season ever

The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on the 2020 holiday season, with many people changing their plans this year. It is setting up to be an even busier year for those looking to send and receive packages. 

Wilmington Mustaches for Kids wraps up November fundraiser

You've probably heard of No-Shave November and their fight against cancer, but it's the Mustaches for Kids cause that's taking the Cape Fear by storm.