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NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

As a new world of generic drugs beckons, NC lawmakers enact new regulations on how they’re dispensed to patients. By Rose Hoban Patients..

May 14, 2015
State-run Substance Abuse Centers Are Closer to Transition

State-run Substance Abuse Centers Are Closer to Transition

Advocates worry that the changes facing ADATCs could lead to a loss of specialized care and beds for substance abuse treatment. By Hyun..

March 19, 2015
Lawmakers Expected to Consider Bill on Chemotherapy Cost Parity

Lawmakers Expected to Consider Bill on Chemotherapy Cost Parity

Cancer treatment advocates are looking to reduce the cost to patients for oral chemotherapy drugs. By Hyun Namkoong Darrell Rhodes, 57,..

March 12, 2015
Study: Physicians Report Few Requests By Patients for ‘Unnecessary’ Treatments

Study: Physicians Report Few Requests By Patients for ‘Unnecessary’ Treatments

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Though medically unnecessary tests and procedures are often blamed for the nation’s high health care..

February 16, 2015
Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Low-wage employees in Durham protesting Thursday for a $15 minimum wage said one of their biggest concerns is lack of access to health care..

December 5, 2014
Performance Illuminates Black Men’s Views on Health Care

Performance Illuminates Black Men’s Views on Health Care

A new performance illuminates the health care disparities faced by African-American men in an extraordinary way. By Rose Hoban In North..

October 30, 2014
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When..

May 6, 2014
States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

By Pamela M. Prah Stateline A new rule from the Obama administration designed to provide better pay and working conditions to two million..

May 2, 2014
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
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