‘Killing with kindness’ – where are prescription opioids coming from?

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Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]

NHRMC collecting medications for safe disposal this Saturday

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hosting a pill drop off event this Saturday. File photo.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is offering a free pill drop-off and drive-thru event this Saturday. The event is held twice a year and has helped to collect more than 7,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications for safe disposal since 2009. The disposal event will take place between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, […]