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New UNC Study Shows Most Drugs Used for Neonates Unapproved

New UNC Study Shows Most Drugs Used for Neonates Unapproved

By Stephanie Soucheray One of the hardest things for a parent is to watch their child be sick, and that difficulty is only amplified when..

December 9, 2013
Take Your Meds: Strategies for Adherence

Take Your Meds: Strategies for Adherence

By Rose Hoban One of the most vexing problems for physicians is getting patients to take their medications. But in an era where payment is..

November 5, 2013
Money, Jobs & Research: What the Biotech Industry Really Means to NC

Money, Jobs & Research: What the Biotech Industry Really Means to NC

A conversation with Sam Taylor, president of the N.C. Biosciences Organization. By Stephanie Soucheray At the end of July, biotechnology..

August 15, 2013
LIveblog: House HHS Committee Hearing – July 9

LIveblog: House HHS Committee Hearing – July 9

Rose Hoban – 11:50 meeting adjourns Rose Hoban – 11:47 Vicky Boyer, in opposition. “This bill does effectively take away..

July 9, 2013
New Nationwide Antibiotics Task Force Begins at Duke

New Nationwide Antibiotics Task Force Begins at Duke

By Stephanie Soucheray Antibacterial resistance isn’t a new problem, but it is a big one, affecting everything from hospital-acquired..

June 4, 2013
Cancer Drug Parity Bill Passes House

Cancer Drug Parity Bill Passes House

After long discussions in committee and on the floor of the House of Representatives, a bill to lower the cost of oral cancer medications..

May 10, 2013
New Drug Eases Life for Child with Rare Disease

New Drug Eases Life for Child with Rare Disease

For patients with so-called “orphan” diseases, finding treatment can be next to impossible, unless they get lucky. By Nancy..

May 7, 2013
Bill Would Reduce Co-Pays on Oral Cancer Drugs

Bill Would Reduce Co-Pays on Oral Cancer Drugs

A bill would bring down the price of co-pays on oral cancer drugs. By Rose Hoban When Amelia Borelli was first diagnosed with a form of..

April 24, 2013
Senate Considers Bill to Require Welfare Applicants to Test for Drugs – UPDATED

Senate Considers Bill to Require Welfare Applicants to Test for Drugs – UPDATED

By Rose Hoban A bill requiring recipients of welfare benefits to submit to drug testing passed through committee last week and is scheduled..

April 22, 2013
Bill Requiring Docs to Increase Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions Passes Senate

Bill Requiring Docs to Increase Reporting of Controlled Substance Prescriptions Passes Senate

By Rose Hoban In the past decade, the number of people dying from overdose of prescription medications almost doubled, while overdose..

April 17, 2013
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