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In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, New Vision Therapy is still fighting the opioid epidemic.
In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, New Vision Therapy is still fighting the opioid epidemic.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
 
Opioid deaths are surging across the United States after the coronavirus pandemic and heavy-handed lockdown measures put tens of millions of Americans out of work and separated patients from necessary medical and mental health care.
Opioid deaths are surging across the United States after the coronavirus pandemic and heavy-handed lockdown measures put tens of millions of Americans out of work and separated patients from necessary medical and mental health care.
 
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Congressmen Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) and Collin Peterson (MN-07) introduced H.R. 5774, the Veterans Heroin Overdose Prevention Examination (HOPE) Act.
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Congressmen Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) and Collin Peterson (MN-07) introduced H.R. 5774, the Veterans Heroin Overdose Prevention Examination (HOPE) Act.
 
Twenty-three local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of a $2.1 million award annually for up to three years to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis.
Twenty-three local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of a $2.1 million award annually for up to three years to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis.
 
IDSS will receive the grand prize of $500,000 for its detection solution, which combines a 3D X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner with automated detection algorithms.
IDSS will receive the grand prize of $500,000 for its detection solution, which combines a 3D X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner with automated detection algorithms.
 
A new federal grant will help North Carolina partner with local justice systems — including local law enforcement, courts and others — to prevent opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment.
A new federal grant will help North Carolina partner with local justice systems — including local law enforcement, courts and others — to prevent opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment.
 
Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced $4.5 million in grants to help local programs counter the effects of the opioid crisis in their communities.
Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced $4.5 million in grants to help local programs counter the effects of the opioid crisis in their communities.
 
She thanked members of Congress for their work, stressed the importance of continuing to fight hard
 
A unique grant celebrates East Carolina University’s commitment to using interprofessional collaboration to address emerging and challenging trends in health care, including opioid use and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
A unique grant celebrates East Carolina University’s commitment to using interprofessional collaboration to address emerging and challenging trends in health care, including opioid use and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
 
Weeks before the start of the federal trial against Purdue Pharma, the company that makes Oxycontin has reached a tentative, comprehensive settlement with attorneys representing thousands of local governments.
Weeks before the start of the federal trial against Purdue Pharma, the company that makes Oxycontin has reached a tentative, comprehensive settlement with attorneys representing thousands of local governments.
 
President Donald J. Trump has mobilized Federal resources to combat the opioid crisis that has devastated so many of our communities.
President Donald J. Trump has mobilized Federal resources to combat the opioid crisis that has devastated so many of our communities.
 
Remarks by President Trump at the Announcement of State Opioid Response Grants
 
For the first time in five years the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has fallen.
For the first time in five years the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has fallen.
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the House Bill 325, the Opioid Epidemic Response Act, to help increase access to medication assisted treatment and expand harm reduction measures to reduce opioid overdose deaths across the state.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the House Bill 325, the Opioid Epidemic Response Act, to help increase access to medication assisted treatment and expand harm reduction measures to reduce opioid overdose deaths across the state.
 
Six rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery.
Six rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery.
 
To boost North Carolina’s response to the opioid crisis, R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner recently became certified as an opioid treatment program for people with opioid use disorder.
To boost North Carolina’s response to the opioid crisis, R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner recently became certified as an opioid treatment program for people with opioid use disorder.
 
Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its Performance Reporting System, which outlines the goals and objectives for the National Drug Control Strategy
Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its Performance Reporting System, which outlines the goals and objectives for the National Drug Control Strategy
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Safety are partnering to create a new medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program to reduce the overdose-related deaths of people with an opioid disorder who are re-entering their communities upon leaving prison.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Safety are partnering to create a new medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program to reduce the overdose-related deaths of people with an opioid disorder who are re-entering their communities upon leaving prison.
 
"The experts said getting more than 20% of the vote in a 17 person race was nearly impossible. Tonight's victory is the next step in the process of my desire to be their voice in Washington D.C."
"The experts said getting more than 20% of the vote in a 17 person race was nearly impossible. Tonight's victory is the next step in the process of my desire to be their voice in Washington D.C."
 
FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’s effort to combat the opioid crisis is making progress and he remains committed to ensuring we end this crisis next door.
FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’s effort to combat the opioid crisis is making progress and he remains committed to ensuring we end this crisis next door.
 
The funds will be used for prevention, access to treatment and improved linkages to care.
 
Today, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Jim Carroll released the Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Drug Control Budget, which requests a record $34.6 billion for counter-drug efforts.
Today, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Jim Carroll released the Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Drug Control Budget, which requests a record $34.6 billion for counter-drug efforts.
 
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019's Top 25 Women Leaders.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019's Top 25 Women Leaders.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper continues pushing for Medicaid expansion. State Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, said he and three co-sponsors plan to reintroduce Carolina Cares, proposed legislation to open Medicaid rolls to more people. Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said forget about it. It's not going to happen.
Gov. Roy Cooper continues pushing for Medicaid expansion. State Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, said he and three co-sponsors plan to reintroduce Carolina Cares, proposed legislation to open Medicaid rolls to more people. Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said forget about it. It's not going to happen.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Mountain Area Health Education Center to increase the number of doctors who graduate from North Carolina residency programs with the training necessary to provide medication-assisted treatment for patients
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Mountain Area Health Education Center to increase the number of doctors who graduate from North Carolina residency programs with the training necessary to provide medication-assisted treatment for patients
 
Last night President Trump delivered a straightforward message to the American people regarding the situation on the southern border. He called that situation a "crisis."
Last night President Trump delivered a straightforward message to the American people regarding the situation on the southern border. He called that situation a "crisis."
 
Unintentional opioid-related overdose resulted in 1,884 deaths in North Carolina last year, a 34 percent increase from the 1,407 deaths attributed to the same cause in 2016, and state health officials say the increase is due to the increase in potent illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl
Unintentional opioid-related overdose resulted in 1,884 deaths in North Carolina last year, a 34 percent increase from the 1,407 deaths attributed to the same cause in 2016, and state health officials say the increase is due to the increase in potent illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl
 
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina is strengthening its fight against the opioid epidemic by expanding the number of pharmacies participating in the Controlled Substance Reporting System
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina is strengthening its fight against the opioid epidemic by expanding the number of pharmacies participating in the Controlled Substance Reporting System
 
Twenty-two local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of $1.8 million to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis based on the NC Opioid Action Plan
Twenty-two local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of $1.8 million to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis based on the NC Opioid Action Plan
 
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 6, the "Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act," also known as the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act" (the "Act").
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 6, the "Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act," also known as the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act" (the "Act").
 
North Carolina today received federal approval to implement the transition to Medicaid managed care and integrate physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy benefits
North Carolina today received federal approval to implement the transition to Medicaid managed care and integrate physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy benefits
 
North Carolina will receive $27 million over the next year to fight the state's opioid epidemic by getting people off opioids and preventing others from misusing them, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
North Carolina will receive $27 million over the next year to fight the state's opioid epidemic by getting people off opioids and preventing others from misusing them, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
 
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted in favor of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, bipartisan legislation to combat the national opioid crisis
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted in favor of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, bipartisan legislation to combat the national opioid crisis
 
A fourth year of funding for ECU's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will mean new ways for seniors in eastern North Carolina to access health care
A fourth year of funding for ECU's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will mean new ways for seniors in eastern North Carolina to access health care
 
The North Carolina Payers Council, a group of public and private health care payers formed as part of Governor Roy Cooper's 2017 North Carolina Opioid Action Plan to identify, align and implement policies to combat the opioid crisis, today released a report that identifies a five-pronged approach to
The North Carolina Payers Council, a group of public and private health care payers formed as part of Governor Roy Cooper's 2017 North Carolina Opioid Action Plan to identify, align and implement policies to combat the opioid crisis, today released a report that identifies a five-pronged approach to
 
Environmental concerns are real and warranted, particularly when it comes to public health
Environmental concerns are real and warranted, particularly when it comes to public health
 
For Cathy, opioids are part of the blend of medications that keep her functioning
 
When addicts show up at emergency rooms, there's a good chance they won't find help
 
Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 48, paving the way for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to immediately apply for $25 million in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in North Carolina
Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 48, paving the way for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to immediately apply for $25 million in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in North Carolina
 
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