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In Opioid Epidemic, Prejudice Persists Against Methadone

In Opioid Epidemic, Prejudice Persists Against Methadone

By Christine Vestal Stateline When Rebecca Schmaltz found out she was pregnant with her second child, she tried to quit heroin cold turkey...

December 2, 2016 with 0 Comments
What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

By Thomas Goldsmith A new president in Washington and new governor in North Carolina — either incumbent Pat McCrory or preliminary..

November 14, 2016
To Reduce Addiction, Link Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Care

To Reduce Addiction, Link Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Care

Hundreds gathered to discuss ways to reduce the numbers of people in the Foothills who are abusing opioids, while maintaining options for..

October 20, 2016
Drug Industry Lobbyists & Campaign Cash Stymie Bid to Restrain Medicare Drug Costs

Drug Industry Lobbyists & Campaign Cash Stymie Bid to Restrain Medicare Drug Costs

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is the top recipient of pharmaceutical industry lobbying contributions in Congress. By Stuart Silverstein..

October 18, 2016
Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

An FDA ban on kratom is scheduled to take effect on Friday. By Rebecca Smith Side Effects Public Media As of midnight September 30, a..

September 29, 2016
Personal Stories Illuminate State’s Drug Epidemic

Personal Stories Illuminate State’s Drug Epidemic

As the fatal reach of illegal and prescription drugs increases in North Carolina, federal, state and local officials seek comment from the..

September 27, 2016
Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

Candidates Decry High Drug Prices, But They Have Few Options For Voters

What’s driving the rise in prices and can politicians really influence those costs? By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News In this..

September 22, 2016
Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

Could Drug Diversion Programs Tested In Urban Areas Work for Rural, Too?

After witnessing too many opioid overdose deaths, law enforcement officers decide to get pro-active. By Taylor Sisk Daily Yonder There is..

September 15, 2016
People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care..

August 24, 2016
Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Lee Storrow, the head of the NC AIDS Action Network is in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International Conference on AIDS to present his..

July 20, 2016
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