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New Hanover County suing drug manufacturers, distributors over opioid epidemic

New Hanover County has become the first in our area to file a federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.
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AG honors 2 locals with Dogwood Awards for devotion to fix opioid crisis

NC Attorney General Josh Stein awarded 11 North Carolinians, including two from our area, who have helped in battling the opioid crisis with Dogwood awards.
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Wilmington leaders approve seeking legal action if drug distributors are found liable of opioid...

The city says they will join more than eighty other localities from nine other states that are going on similar legal routes.
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Third annual Recovery RockFest brings awareness to addiction recovery

A community celebration was held Saturday in order to continue bringing awareness to addiction recovery.
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Wilmington and New Hanover County considering lawsuit against opioid contributors

Opioids is the leading cause of death for people under 50. That's the message delivered by a New Hanover County Commissioner today. That's why two governments are joining forces.

Places to dispose unneeded medications in the Cape Fear

In an effort to encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional is hosting a four-county medication disposal event.
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Governor Cooper talks effort to tackle opioid drug abuse at Coastal Horizon’s dinner

The Governor updated those at the Coastal Horizon's dinner of his administrations efforts to handle the ongoing drug overdose epidemic.
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‘We Are HOW Fest’ aims to help fight opioid abuse

A concert to bring awareness to the opioid crisis and give help to those who need it. That was the mission tonight for heart of Wilmington.
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Opioid deaths in North Carolina higher than ever

According to Gov. Roy Cooper's county-by-county statistics about the opioid crisis, in 2015, there were more than 1,100 opioid related deaths.

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