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September 2019

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019


Flavored e-cigarettes to be banned under new Trump administration plan

President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping. Read more


‘We waited 69 years with hope’: Korean War veteran’s family finally finds closure

After 69 years of waiting and hoping, Statesville resident Glenda Hatcher may finally get some closure. Read more

Gun fires at mall when child kicks pistol from holster; gun owner faces misdemeanor charge

A woman was shot in both feet by a single bullet at Valley Hills Mall last week, when her child kicked a 9mm pistol from the waistband holster of the father as he picked the child up. Read more

Board thanks School Resource Officers for their service

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Brady Johnson recognized I-SS School Resource Officers at Monday nigh… Read more

School board approves purchase of social media, email monitoring software

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of social media monitoring software at Monday night’s board meetin… Read more

Celebration pays tribute to beloved pets

Chandler Groce carefully decorated her luminary, paying tribute to Ali, her fish she lost in March. Read more

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t let Purdue Pharma off the hook!

Dear Friends:

The time for action is RIGHT NOW. We need your help.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Purdue Pharma is in negotiations to settle ALL claims against the company for their role in the opioid crisis for a mere $10-12 billion in a global settlement. If this happens, people impacted—like yourself—will never see Purdue face trial.  And as I write this, Attorneys General from all across the country are considering accepting this insufficient proposal.

The Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma, the company blamed for much of the opioid epidemic, and pay an additional $3 billion of their own money under the proposed terms. Forbes estimates

The Sackler family will still maintain their billionaire status under the current proposal. This is unacceptable.Experts estimate it will take hundreds of billions of dollars over the course of 20-30 years to clean up the mess this company helped to create. We cannot be silent and let our policy makers decide on Purdue’s fate without showing up and being vocal about where WE stand.Time is of the essence. Please find your state’s attorney general and their contact information by using this search tool provided by the National Association of Attorneys General here

Here’s what I’m asking you to do: call, email, tweet, write, post on Facebook, communicate this message directly and tell your Attorney General NOT TO ACCEPT THE GLOBAL SETTLEMENT PROPOSAL FOR PURDUE PHARMA. Share your story with them and let them know how this company’s actions have impacted your life.

It’s up to us! If we don’t act now, we may lose the last chance we have to hold this drug king pin, Purdue Pharma & the Sackler family, responsible for ripping our communities apart from coast to coast.

Please take action.

Thanks for all you do, Ryan.

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Overdose Awareness Toolkit

Hello Rhonda,

Addiction Policy Forum is launching  a comprehensive Overdose Awareness Toolkit in collaboration with the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.

In 2017, we lost 70,237 loved ones to an overdose, 47,000 of which were opioid related. Learn how to save a life. Take action today and share this life-saving information with your communities.

The free toolkit includes information and videos on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how to administer naloxone, harm reduction education, and more.

Video: Naloxone Facts

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Video: After an Overdose

How to Use Naloxone

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