Wilkes County http://wunc.org en Wilkes Co. Program To Curb Drug Overdose Deaths Goes Statewide http://wunc.org/post/wilkes-co-program-curb-drug-overdose-deaths-goes-statewide <p>In 2009, Wilkes County in the northwestern part of the state had the 4<sup>th</sup> highest rate of prescription drug overdose deaths in the country. Two years later, those numbers dropped by 68 percent. That's because of a program called <a href="https://www.communitycarenc.org/population-management/chronic-pain-project/">Project Lazarus</a>, which is now going to be implemented statewide. Wed, 01 May 2013 14:06:58 +0000 Catherine Brand 14609 at http://wunc.org Wilkes Co. Program To Curb Drug Overdose Deaths Goes Statewide