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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.

Hundreds to attend North Carolina summit on opioid epidemic

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein are among featured speakers at a two-day in-state gathering of experts in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse.
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Life After Addiction: TIDES program aims to help women overcome opioid addiction

After a decade of addictive drug behavior which culminated in the use of opioids, Krista Turner found herself at a crossroads--either abort her unborn baby and continue abusing opioids or carry her baby full term and get help to stop her dependence on drugs. She chose the latter.

UNCW Department hosts annual symposium this year discussing the opioid epidemic

This year they've brought together law enforcement and clinical figure heads who each and every day combat the opioid drug epidemic.
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Shutdown affecting opioid prescriptions

The shutdown raised concerns in the health community across the Cape Fear. Pharmacists are running low on controlled substances and some patients are unable to get their prescriptions. 

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has received a patent designed to treat opioid addiction.
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Symposium brings stories and solutions to ongoing opioid crisis

This symposium comes after months of planning by the Congressman and other.

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