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Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Lee Storrow, the head of the NC AIDS Action Network is in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International Conference on AIDS to present his..

July 20, 2016 with 0 Comments
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
Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

By Thomas Goldsmith Patients, doctors and family members affected by the prescription practice called “step therapy” brought..

June 17, 2016
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
Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers find themselves caught between high drug prices driving up the cost of insurance and patients forced to jump through hoops to get..

February 25, 2016
States Start to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control Pills

States Start to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control Pills

Some states are hoping that allowing pharmacists to prescribe and distribute the drugs will reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. But..

February 19, 2016
Law Enforcement Taking a More Active Role in Saving Lives from Overdose

Law Enforcement Taking a More Active Role in Saving Lives from Overdose

North Carolina Law enforcement agencies are at the forefront of initiatives to reduce the harm from opioids. By Taylor Sisk “Hillbilly..

February 17, 2016
Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

There are new medications that help people addicted to opioids detox successfully, but only a fraction of people in North Carolina who need..

January 18, 2016
State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

As more people use drug drop-off services at local law enforcement agencies and events such as Operation Medicine Drop, the price tag is..

December 30, 2015
Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper joined other attorneys general in urging Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and..

December 30, 2015
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