Pulaski County could be next on the list for a North Carolina based program to combat deaths related to prescription drugs.
That program is Project Lazarus, a non-profit, community based organization based in Wilkes County, N.C. They are dedicated to preventing opioid poisonings and promoting pain management responsibility through a collaborative community effort.
Pulaski County ranks seventh in Virginia for prescription drug related deaths. According to a recent study by the Livability Initiative, the county also has six times the state’s average for prescription drug abuse.
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