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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
Exploring the Waves for New Medical Knowledge

Exploring the Waves for New Medical Knowledge

Researchers in eastern North Carolina are culling the waters of the coast to find ingredients for new drugs and treatments for disease. By..

March 16, 2015
Lawmakers Expected to Consider Bill on Chemotherapy Cost Parity

Lawmakers Expected to Consider Bill on Chemotherapy Cost Parity

Cancer treatment advocates are looking to reduce the cost to patients for oral chemotherapy drugs. By Hyun Namkoong Darrell Rhodes, 57,..

March 12, 2015
Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

As legislators reconvene in Raleigh this week, health advocates will be on Jones Street to push for their priorities – some of them new,..

January 12, 2015
Pitfalls Emerge in Obamacare Health Insurance Renewals

Pitfalls Emerge in Obamacare Health Insurance Renewals

As people on the federal health insurance exchanges look to next year, it pays to shop around again. By Michael Ollove Stateline For the..

August 27, 2014
Naloxone ‘Saves’ Help Push Down Rate of Overdose Deaths in NC

Naloxone ‘Saves’ Help Push Down Rate of Overdose Deaths in NC

Advocates of the harm-reduction approach to drug abuse say that since a law went into effect last year, dozens of lives have been saved by..

August 26, 2014
Legislators Respond to Plea on Hemp Oil Bill

Legislators Respond to Plea on Hemp Oil Bill

A bill to make it possible for the families of children with epilepsy to get an experimental hemp extract is near final passage in the..

June 26, 2014
Stronger Oversight for Prescription Pain Pills Recommended

Stronger Oversight for Prescription Pain Pills Recommended

A group of senators at the N.C. General Assembly wants to see better use of the state’s controlled-substance database as a way to..

June 24, 2014
Epileptic Children Find Friends in NC House

Epileptic Children Find Friends in NC House

A bill allowing the use of hemp oil for children with severe seizures makes its way through the General Assembly’s House of..

June 20, 2014
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