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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
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
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