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Opioid News

The latest information on North Carolina’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.


NC Payers Council Releases Approach to Further Combat the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina: September 6, 2018

Governor Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Seek $25 Million in Federal Grants to Combat the Opioid Crisis: July 30, 2018

Governor Cooper Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Crisis in Communities: June 14, 2018

DHHS Dashboard Tracks Opioid Action Plan Progress; Data Show Reduction of Prescription Opioids, Increased Access to Care: May 31, 2018

Governor Cooper Reports More than 5,700 Treated in First Year of Federal Opioid Grant: May 15, 2018

DHHS Releases Funding Opportunity for Communities on Front Lines of Opioid Crisis: April 5, 2018

DHHS Sees Rise in Opioid Overdose Emergency Department Visits: March 20, 2018

Kroger and Harris Teeter Pharmacies Join DHHS in Fight Against Prescription Drug Misuse: March 5, 2018

DHHS Receives $31M Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic: February 1, 2017

Governor Cooper Announces Next Wave of Funding and New Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis: January 22, 2018



Cooper Announces State Distribution of 40,000 Doses of Life-Saving Naloxone to Fight Opioid Epidemic: November 3, 2017

DHHS Joins Forces with Prescribers and Payers to Fight the NC Opioid Epidemic: August 28, 2017

Governor Cooper, Secretary Cohen announce Opioid Action Plan for N.C.: Newsletter Article, June 30, 2017

How Data are Used to Help Combat Opioid Epidemic: June 30, 2017

Increased Use of Naloxone Helps to Save Lives in N.C.: June 30, 2017

Opioid Summit ‘Productive,’ ‘Impressive,’ ‘Terrific’: Newsletter Article: June 30, 2017

Stories of Recovery: Speaker Among Those Giving Back: June 30, 2017

Governor Cooper Announces Bold Action Plan to Turn the Tide of the Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina: June 27, 2017

Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC: May 18, 2017

County-by-County Figures: The Opioid Crisis in North Carolina: May 16, 2017

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen Seeks Help from Clinicians to Solve Opioid Crisis in NC: March 7, 2017