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Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

As deaths from narcotic overdose in North Carolina climb, public health officials, activists, police and others are strategizing how to..

July 16, 2015 with 0 Comments
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
A Place for Recovery

A Place for Recovery

The Healing Place of Wake County offers hope for recovery from addiction through peer interaction. By Taylor Sisk Caleb is a man intent on..

July 6, 2015
N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

North Carolina’s injury rate has fallen, with overdose deaths leading the drop. By Rose Hoban North Carolina is one of only nine states..

June 18, 2015
A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

The Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference was held in Asheville last week, convening advocates working along the front lines..

June 17, 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
After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

Dare County tackles a shortage of substance abuse and mental health services. By Taylor Sisk “Opiates took this place by storm,”..

April 20, 2015
Fostering Health Care Innovation

Fostering Health Care Innovation

A showcase at UNC-Chapel Hill highlights innovations coming from labs on campus that turn into companies, jobs and new therapies and..

April 10, 2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Fails in Committee, Members Cite Flaws in Bill

Medical Marijuana Bill Fails in Committee, Members Cite Flaws in Bill

Lawmakers voted down a proposal that would make medical marijuana more available in North Carolina, saying they didn’t think the bill..

March 26, 2015
New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

A bipartisan group of senators wants to tighten the rules around granting exemptions from vaccination. By Rose Hoban In the wake of dozens..

March 20, 2015
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