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At White House Opioid Commission Meeting, Gov. Cooper Urges Common Sense Strategies to Stem Opioid Crisis

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM

At the first meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged common sense strategies for the federal government to help combat the opioid crisis. In North Carolina, unintentional opioid, heroin, and fentanyl related deaths increased 816 percent from 1999 - 2015. Almost 10,000 North Carolinians have died from unintentional opioid overdoses since 1999.

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