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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

A key weapon of the war was the imposition of mandatory minimums in prison sentencing.

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America.

New Hanover County Commissioners sworn in, new rehab facility approved

Three commissioners were sworn in to the New Hanover County Commission Monday afternoon.

Seashore Drugs accused of violating Controlled Substances Act, new owner tries to restore reputation

A long-time Wilmington pharmacy is accused of turning a blind-eye and ignoring red flags while filling powerful and often-abused controlled substances.

New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics says pregnant women with opioid addiction should have access to medication in new guidelines released Monday aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by drug use.

Wilmington start-up gets $276K research grant for tool to help recovering opioid users

A Wilmington-based start up company has joined the fight against opioid addiction, and celebrated one of its first milestones Thursday.

NHRMC reports fewer opioids prescribed since guidelines change

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center health system and Physician Group changed opioid prescribing guidelines in 2017. In the second year, the number of prescribed pills dropped by nearly 27-percent, resulting in more than 1.1 million fewer pills, according to a news release from NHRMC.

State AG, Wilmington physician agree to $1.25M Medicaid settlement

State Attorney General Josh Stein announced that his office reached a $1.25 million settlement with a Wilmington physician and her practice over allegations involving the submission of fake claims for addiction treatment to the North Carolina Medicaid program.

Coastal Horizons receives $200k grant to fight opioid epidemic

Federal funding is coming to Wilmington to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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