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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 Cooper today announced $1.5 million in grant awards to 12 community partners to implement projects that combat the opioid crisis by advancing the goals of the NC Opioid Action Plan
Governor Cooper today announced $1.5 million in grant awards to 12 community partners to implement projects that combat the opioid crisis by advancing the goals of the NC Opioid Action Plan
 
A data dashboard developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows the state is beginning to see success in its efforts to combat the opioid crisis
A data dashboard developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows the state is beginning to see success in its efforts to combat the opioid crisis
 
It's time to get aggressive in the fight against opioid addiction, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Raleigh presentation on the nationwide opioid crisis
It's time to get aggressive in the fight against opioid addiction, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Raleigh presentation on the nationwide opioid crisis
 
County public health departments across North Carolina are keeping families and communities safe year-round through immunizations, screenings, infectious disease control and promotion of healthy lifestyles, while also meeting the challenges of addiction, overdose and a rising death rate related to o
County public health departments across North Carolina are keeping families and communities safe year-round through immunizations, screenings, infectious disease control and promotion of healthy lifestyles, while also meeting the challenges of addiction, overdose and a rising death rate related to o
 
Emergency department visits for opioid overdose in North Carolina have risen sharply, with preliminary data for 2017 indicating more than 5,700 visits, a nearly 40 percent increase in opioid overdose ED visits compared to 2016
Emergency department visits for opioid overdose in North Carolina have risen sharply, with preliminary data for 2017 indicating more than 5,700 visits, a nearly 40 percent increase in opioid overdose ED visits compared to 2016
 
As Tuesday marks the expiration of the Presidentís public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged Congress to take action on the recommendations of the Presidentís Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
As Tuesday marks the expiration of the Presidentís public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged Congress to take action on the recommendations of the Presidentís Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
 
New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed take effect Jan. 1, 2018
New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed take effect Jan. 1, 2018
 
Governor Cooper encourages North Carolinians to participate in the 14th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2017
Governor Cooper encourages North Carolinians to participate in the 14th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2017
 
Governor Roy Cooper released the following statment today on the President's declaration of a public health emergency
Governor Roy Cooper released the following statment today on the President's declaration of a public health emergency
 
Governor Roy Cooper today kicked off the Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit and announced North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan
Governor Roy Cooper today kicked off the Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit and announced North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan
 
It was a poignant moment in a heartfelt push for stronger laws to prevent opioid addiction
It was a poignant moment in a heartfelt push for stronger laws to prevent opioid addiction
 
DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, is calling on thousands of clinicians across North Carolina to join the fight against opioid addiction in North Carolina, a crisis that has seen more than 13,000 North Carolinians die unnecessarily from unintentional overdoses since 1999
DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, is calling on thousands of clinicians across North Carolina to join the fight against opioid addiction in North Carolina, a crisis that has seen more than 13,000 North Carolinians die unnecessarily from unintentional overdoses since 1999
 
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