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AG Josh Stein shares his efforts to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable during a meeting with the Brunswick County Opioid Task Force. AG Stein stated the cost of incarcerating an individual for a substance use disorder is four times the cost of treatment.

 

 

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North Carolina State Representative Frank Iler addresses those in attendance during the Brunswick County Opioid Task Force meeting.  Representative Iler stresses the fact that the opioid crisis we are facing is a nonpartisan issue that is impacting families.

 

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The Honorable Judge Ola Lewis, Co-chair of the Brunswick Opioid Task Force encourages attendees to attend the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting on October 16, 2017.  The Brunswick County Opioid Task Force is seeking funding for a Prevention Manager to provide oversight for the Task Force’s Action Plan.

 

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Don Flattery shares the numbers of overdose deaths in 2016, according to the latest reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are staggering with more than 50,000 deaths in 2016.

 

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Alecia Roberts explained how healthcare providers predicted her daughter’s outcome; then facilitated her death by prescribing her Xanax and Opana and denying her treatment once she became addicted to opioids.