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Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

North Carolina became the third state in the nation with a standing order to allow pharmacists to give naloxone to people without a..

July 5, 2016
Needle/ Syringe Exchange Bill Has Good Shot at Becoming Law

Needle/ Syringe Exchange Bill Has Good Shot at Becoming Law

North Carolina could become the 33rd state allowing syringe and needle exchange programs in an effort to slow the transmission of HIV and..

July 1, 2016
State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

State Budget, with Several Mental Health Provisions, Nears Approval as House Gives First OK

Only one more vote is needed until the state budget goes to the Governor. By Thomas Goldsmith The state House on Thursday approved on first..

July 1, 2016
Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

A bill that popped up late in the legislative session erodes some protections for residents of problematic long-term care facilities. By..

June 30, 2016
Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

North Carolina senators want to ban a specific type of child custody: The kind created when parents hand off their children to strangers...

June 29, 2016
Improving Health Care for North Carolina’s Older LGBT Community

Improving Health Care for North Carolina’s Older LGBT Community

A law clinic at Wake Forest University informs medical providers about the rights and needs of their older lesbian, gay, bisexual and..

June 27, 2016
Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Despite legislators’ and parents’ efforts, kids have no problem buying electronic cigarettes online. By Bradley Allf Gone are..

June 22, 2016
Debate Continues Over How to Use Money from Dix Sale

Debate Continues Over How to Use Money from Dix Sale

Lawmakers don’t agree about how to use the money received by the state from the sale of Raleigh’s Dix hospital. By Thomas..

June 21, 2016
Legislators Go Slow on Kratom

Legislators Go Slow on Kratom

State senators ease up on banning the substance, but they’re still wary. By Minali Nigam A legislative proposal to ban kratom, a..

June 15, 2016
Study: Mental Health Gun-restriction Laws Don’t Deter Violence, Suicide

Study: Mental Health Gun-restriction Laws Don’t Deter Violence, Suicide

A Duke researcher examines measures intended to keep potentially violent people from obtaining firearms and finds them lacking. By Rose..

June 14, 2016
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