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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
Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

Medicare Drug Coverage Confusing, Expensive, Changes Annually

November 20, 2015
Biotech Leaders Recap, Look Ahead

Biotech Leaders Recap, Look Ahead

Executives from the biotechnology sector gathered this week to look back at this years’ legislative session and begin planning for..

October 23, 2015
Many States Still Grapple with Regulating Medical Marijuana

Many States Still Grapple with Regulating Medical Marijuana

Legislators in states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes face a host of regulatory and enforcement issues. By Sarah Breitenbach..

October 22, 2015
Convenience Drives Spike in Fair Flu Shots

Convenience Drives Spike in Fair Flu Shots

By Rose Hoban Thousands of people are likely on track to get their flu shots at this year’s N.C. State Fair, which runs through this..

October 21, 2015
Rural Recovery Center Gets Federal Dollars to Save Heroin Users in WNC

Rural Recovery Center Gets Federal Dollars to Save Heroin Users in WNC

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the Franklin-based Full Circle Recovery Center $100,000 to purchase and..

October 9, 2015
Needle-Disposal Bill Gets Positive Review

Needle-Disposal Bill Gets Positive Review

By Rose Hoban It happens every year at the legislature: Once lawmakers at the General Assembly have a final spending deal, bills that have..

September 17, 2015
Out of the Womb, into Withdrawal

Out of the Womb, into Withdrawal

Advocates with the Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina help marginalized pregnant women and their babies get proper attention. By..

September 11, 2015
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