Public Health

  • NCMS Board of Directors Considers STOP Act

    At their regular bi-monthly meeting held Saturday, March 18 in Greenville, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Board of Directors discussed pending legislation before the General Assembly including the STOP […]

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  • In the News

    Docs Left in Dark By CMS Over MACRA Compliance Requirements, Modern Healthcare, 3-16-17 HHS Secretary Signals Opening for Anti-Vax Movement, MedPage Today, 3-16-17 Longer Initial Opioid Prescription Ups Risk of […]

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  • In the News

    These 12 Superbugs Pose the Greatest Threat to Human Health, WHO Says, The Washington Post, 2-27-17 New Report Reveals Rising Drug Overdoes Deaths, NEJM Journal Watch, 2-27-17 Overdoses Skyrocket as […]

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  • NC Medical Board Refines Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative Criteria

    The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) voted last month to refine how they determine who will be investigated under their Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI). Read the proposed rule changes […]

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  • Prescribing Antibiotics Wisely

    “The most important modifiable risk factor for antibiotic resistance is inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics,” writes Adrienne Mims, MD MPH FAAFP, AGSF, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Medicare Quality Improvement at […]

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  • In the News

    While Others Mull An Exit From the Exchanges, Centene Says It’s ‘Business as Usual,’ Modern Healthcare, 2-7-17 Drugmaker Kaleo Raises Price of Lifesaving Drug By Thousands, Kaiser Health News, 2-7-17 […]

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  • Giving Kids a Smile

    Giving Kids a Smile

    North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) President Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD, on behalf of the NCMS recently lauded Dr. Jasper Lewis, Jr., DDS for his role in the 2017 American Dental […]

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  • In the News

    HHS Nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd Confirmation Hearing: 5 Things to Know, Becker’s Hospital Review, 1-24-17 Doctors’ Rights to Ask About Guns Not Affected By Health Law Provisions, The New […]

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  • DMV Medical Review Board Recruiting Physicians

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Medical Review Unit is seeking highly motivated, licensed, board-certified, civic-minded physicians to serve on its Medical Review Hearings Board. The Medical Review […]

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  • In the News

    Electronic Health Records May Help Customize Medical Treatments, NPR, 1-9-17 UnitedHealth’s Optum to Acquire Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 Billion, Modern Healthcare, 1-9-17 Why Doctors Are Leery About Seeking Mental […]

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