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When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..

March 14, 2016
N. C. Medical Society Foundation Gets Grant to Improve Preventive Care in Rural Areas

N. C. Medical Society Foundation Gets Grant to Improve Preventive Care in Rural Areas

By Taylor Sisk The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation was last month awarded a $440,500 Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grant to..

November 5, 2015
Cisco Gets Serious about Lowering Health Care Costs

Cisco Gets Serious about Lowering Health Care Costs

And they’re doing it by spending money for a new facility to provide health care for their employees. It’s part of a growing trend. By..

October 8, 2015
Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

By Rose Hoban Melissa and Ralph Ripper consider themselves lucky. Even though they don’t make a lot of money – Melissa is a part-time..

September 30, 2015
Feds Send Money to N.C. to Help with Insurance Enrollment

Feds Send Money to N.C. to Help with Insurance Enrollment

Nov. 1 will be the beginning of the third enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and enrollment advisers are..

September 3, 2015
States Looking to Limit Patient Costs for High-Priced Drugs

States Looking to Limit Patient Costs for High-Priced Drugs

States are beginning to limit what patients pay out of pocket for expensive specialty drugs that treat serious, chronic diseases such as..

July 8, 2015
Connecting with the Community in Hertford County

Connecting with the Community in Hertford County

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital launches a program to provide frequent visitors to its emergency department with coordinated care and..

June 3, 2015
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
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