A statewide public education campaign called More Powerful NC was launched Thursday in Charlotte. The goal is to confront opioid addiction by empowering people to fight against addiction in their communities.
Authorities with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, in collaboration with several other federal agencies and Australian law enforcement officials, seized more than 1.7 tons of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin destined for Australia.
Investigators seized more than 3.8 pounds of heroin and fentanyl; more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine; more than 270 fentanyl and oxycodone tablets; and more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, with a combined street value of over $1.82 million, according to the release.
The board that NCDHHS established to determine which drugs are included on the Medicaid formulary is scheduled to meet again in September to consider changes, if any, to the formulary for opioid medications.