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How we can fight opioid epidemic together

Monday, October 16, 2017
BY ALAN WILSON, ATTORNEY GENERAL South Carolina has a drug problem, and many elected leaders have begun looking at how best to deal with it. In August, I also took action. My office filed a lawsuit against a company for its role in creating that problem. This lawsuit is not a magical silver bullet that will end this epidemic, and the company being sued is not solely to blame for the crisis. However, when we look at the statistics and we read the stories we are left with the inescapable conclusion that we must take action now. In 2016, South Carolina ranked 9th in the nation in opioid prescribing rates. Since 2011, more than 3,000 South Carolinians have died from prescription opioid overdoses. In 2015, there were more deaths in South Carolina from taking prescription opioids or heroin than there were homicides. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of babies born...
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Silent Witness Ceremony Honors Domestic Violence Victims

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Post and Courier As South Carolina continues to grapple with an unusually high rate of women murdered by men, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday commemorated 34 women and five men who lost their lives due to domestic violence in 2016. In a somber "Silent Witness" ceremony on the steps of the Statehouse — the 20th annual event — Wilson named each of the 2016 victims and described what happened to them.
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