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AG Josh Stein: NC is One Step Closer to Confronting Opioid Epidemic

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AG Applauds House Health Committee’s Unanimous Passage of STOP Act

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today applauded the North Carolina House of Representatives Health Committee, which unanimously passed legislation to confront the opioid crisis. The STOP Act, formally the Strengthen Opioid misuse Prevention Act, will ensure smarter prescribing and smarter dispensing of highly-addictive prescription drugs.

“I sincerely thank the House Health Committee for its support of this bill and, in particular, Chairman Murphy for his leadership on it,” said AG Josh Stein. “Opioid addiction is tearing families apart all across our state and requires a swift policy response to prevent addiction and support those who are currently struggling. This bill is an important first step in a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis.”

NOTE: AG Stein will host a press conference tomorrow at 10:30 to discuss additional legislation related to the opioid crisis. This bill, the Synthetic Opioid Control Act, will address law enforcement’s needs to confront the crisis. For more information, join the press conference at 114 West Edenton Street at 10:30 or visit to view the press conference on Facebook live.

More information about AG Stein and the opioid crisis:

  • To read a recent speech AG Stein delivered on this issue click here
  • To read AG Stein’s column on the opioid crisis click here.
  • For more information about AG Stein and the opioid crisis visit
  • Find a one page summary here.

Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484

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