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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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
Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

Pharmacists Make Choices with New Naloxone Order

North Carolina became the third state in the nation with a standing order to allow pharmacists to give naloxone to people without a..

July 5, 2016
Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

By Thomas Goldsmith Patients, doctors and family members affected by the prescription practice called “step therapy” brought..

June 17, 2016
When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..

March 14, 2016
Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers Weigh Drug Costs and Patient Frustrations

Lawmakers find themselves caught between high drug prices driving up the cost of insurance and patients forced to jump through hoops to get..

February 25, 2016
States Start to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control Pills

States Start to Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control Pills

Some states are hoping that allowing pharmacists to prescribe and distribute the drugs will reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. But..

February 19, 2016
Law Enforcement Taking a More Active Role in Saving Lives from Overdose

Law Enforcement Taking a More Active Role in Saving Lives from Overdose

North Carolina Law enforcement agencies are at the forefront of initiatives to reduce the harm from opioids. By Taylor Sisk “Hillbilly..

February 17, 2016
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