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Millions of dollars will be coming to Burke County as part of a settlement with opioid distributors and pharmaceutical companies that was anno…

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The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

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Burke County has signed onto an agreement that determines how money from a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors would be distributed and spent.

Burke was one of multiple counties across the U.S. who sued opioid distributors. A lawsuit settlement is expected soon. 

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd stopped being just a man and became a symbol. Suddenly, he was no longer an ordinary Black guy enjoying a holida…

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response grant from the Subst…

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the growing opioid crisis a public health emergencyDespite the nationwide increase in opioid-related death rates, not all states have felt the impact equally. 

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As the opioid epidemic in the United States grows, local communities are left to deal with the effects. See how prevalent these prescription drugs are in your area.

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