In the News This Week…

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Negligence, cap on damages, focus of malpractice reform bill, 3-23-11, Independent Weekly (Durham)

Writer Travis Fain examines the issues surrounding SB 33 Medical Liability Reforms. Includes comments from NCMS member Mary Lane, MD (Lumberton), President of the NC Ob/Gyn Society.

Legislators introduce bill to license certified professional midwives, 3-30-11, The Charlotte Observer

Reporter Karen Garloch writes about efforts at the General Assembly to create a licensing board for Certified Professional Midwives in North Carolina.

State health plan bill advances, 3-29-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Michael Biesecker reported on legislation that would require teachers and state employees to pay monthly insurance premiums and higher co-pays for health care coverage.

High Point Plane Crash Kills Doctor Thomas Littlejohn III, Pilot, 3-31-11, WFMY-TV News (Greensboro)

A report by the WFMY-TV news team that covered the crash of a small plane in High Point on Wednesday, claiming the life of NCMS member Thomas Littlejohn III, MD, co-founder of Maplewood Family Practice and president of PMG Research (clinical trials) in Winston-Salem.

ECU’s Brody School of Medicine tops nation, 3-27-11, Kinston Free Press

Columnist Mike Parker (ENCToday.com, Freedom Communications) writes about the Brody School of Medicine’s role in addressing physician manpower needs in North Carolina.

Wake Forest, ASU to collaborate, 3-25-11, The Business Journal

Reporter Owen Covington writes about a collaboration between Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences to teach students about a team approach to health care delivery.

Medical marijuana industry rapidly grows mainstream, 3-31-11, The News and Observer

Report Tony Pugh with McClatchy Newspapers writes about the growth of the medical marijuana industry in the US.

 
 

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