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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the new Congress. This can only mean that the 82 year old is one step closer to retirement.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the new Congress. This can only mean that the 82 year old is one step closer to retirement.
 
While methamphetamine has been a problem in the United States for a long time, there is a rising concern about fentanyl use and fatal overdoses. However, the two drugs combined are adding another layer to the crisis.
While methamphetamine has been a problem in the United States for a long time, there is a rising concern about fentanyl use and fatal overdoses. However, the two drugs combined are adding another layer to the crisis.
 
Fentanyl-related overdose deaths are hitting California hard, but more rural areas are now seeing the impact of the deadly drug, not just heavily populated urban regions.
Fentanyl-related overdose deaths are hitting California hard, but more rural areas are now seeing the impact of the deadly drug, not just heavily populated urban regions.
 
The overdose epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll on our Nation, claiming the lives of far too many Americans and devastating families and communities across the country.
The overdose epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll on our Nation, claiming the lives of far too many Americans and devastating families and communities across the country.
 
Dramatic headlines on opioids are nearly continuous. The No. 1 cause of death for adults under 45 is fentanyl overdose (not even including other opioids like heroin and prescription pills).
Dramatic headlines on opioids are nearly continuous. The No. 1 cause of death for adults under 45 is fentanyl overdose (not even including other opioids like heroin and prescription pills).
 
Drug-overdose deaths nearly quadrupled among N.C. teens during the pandemic.
Drug-overdose deaths nearly quadrupled among N.C. teens during the pandemic.
 
Former Democratic donor Ed Buck was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in federal prison for the deaths of two black men who overdosed while in his home.
Former Democratic donor Ed Buck was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in federal prison for the deaths of two black men who overdosed while in his home.
 
Four men have been arrested on drug charges in connection to the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on “The Wire.”
Four men have been arrested on drug charges in connection to the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role on “The Wire.”
 
In 2021, North Carolina experienced nearly 4,000 overdose deaths– a 26% increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020, and with Biden’s open-border policies, “ fentanyl is everywhere.”
In 2021, North Carolina experienced nearly 4,000 overdose deaths– a 26% increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020, and with Biden’s open-border policies, “ fentanyl is everywhere.”
 
As the U.S. reckons with record-breaking drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 epidemic, Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies is making an investment to help combat the overdose crisis.
As the U.S. reckons with record-breaking drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 epidemic, Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies is making an investment to help combat the overdose crisis.
 
The number of overdose deaths across the United States skyrocketed by nearly 30% last year
The number of overdose deaths across the United States skyrocketed by nearly 30% last year
 
Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, has passed away at 37, according to Brennan’s father, Terry.
Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, has passed away at 37, according to Brennan’s father, Terry.
 
North Carolina Continues to Support Communities Addressing the Overdose Epidemic
 
Data released by the CDC late last year shows a significant increase in deaths related to drug overdoses in 2020, resulting in “the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.”
Data released by the CDC late last year shows a significant increase in deaths related to drug overdoses in 2020, resulting in “the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.”
 
Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $15.9 million in discretionary funding for its High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program
Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $15.9 million in discretionary funding for its High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program
 
Today, White House officials issued the following statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released official 2018 mortality statistics that showed drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in 29 years.
Today, White House officials issued the following statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released official 2018 mortality statistics that showed drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in 29 years.
 
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, 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
 
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."
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Together, we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity, and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. Working together, we will defeat this opioid epidemic. - President Donald J. Trump
Together, we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity, and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. Working together, we will defeat this opioid epidemic. - President Donald J. Trump
 
North Carolina is making nearly 40,000 more units of life-saving medication available to help fight the opioid epidemic, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
North Carolina is making nearly 40,000 more units of life-saving medication available to help fight the opioid epidemic, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
 
Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina calling on citizens to be aware of the dangers of drug overdose and the efforts underway across the state that address substance use.
Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina calling on citizens to be aware of the dangers of drug overdose and the efforts underway across the state that address substance use.
 
Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials today at the Guilford County Sheriff's Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible
Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials today at the Guilford County Sheriff's Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible
 
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to call attention to a major cause of accidental death in the United States. Each day, at least two people in North Carolina die from unintentional opiate overdose with more than 800 opiate overdose-related deaths reported in 2014.
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to call attention to a major cause of accidental death in the United States. Each day, at least two people in North Carolina die from unintentional opiate overdose with more than 800 opiate overdose-related deaths reported in 2014.
 
The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night (Jan. 12) - the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.
The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night (Jan. 12) - the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.
 
A proposed Good Samaritan law - that would give someone who calls 911 for help for someone who had overdosed on drugs limited immunity from prosecution - cleared the Senate on Tuesday. It now goes to the House.
A proposed Good Samaritan law - that would give someone who calls 911 for help for someone who had overdosed on drugs limited immunity from prosecution - cleared the Senate on Tuesday. It now goes to the House.
 
A person who calls 911 for help for someone who has overdosed on drugs would receive limited immunity from prosecution under a Good Samaritan Law that passed a Senate committee Thursday.
A person who calls 911 for help for someone who has overdosed on drugs would receive limited immunity from prosecution under a Good Samaritan Law that passed a Senate committee Thursday.
 
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