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On July 26, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the U.S. government's Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an "International Price Index."

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and the company operating the state’s liquor warehouses are trying to offer a modicum of relief to local boards suffering from problems with the global supply chain.

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DURHAM — A Durham County Superior Court judge has dismissed a New Bern eye surgeon’s lawsuit challenging the state’s certificate-of-need law.

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RALEIGH — The Senate is close to approving a trio of health care bills aimed at reducing costs and increasing transparency in the system.

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RALEIGH — A surgeon fighting state restrictions on medical equipment lost a court battle Friday, Jan. 9, when Superior Court Judge Gregory McGuire dismissed his specific complaints and sent his broader constitutional challenge before a three-judge panel.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:29

N.C. hospital monopolies driving cost of health care

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s cities host some of the nation’s most monopolistic hospital markets.

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ROCKINGHAM — With Mark Harris withdrawing from a special election for the 9th Congressional District, it seems more likely there will have to be a primary for the race.

Aside from the inconvenience of having to go back to the polls, the new election could cost the county upwards of $150,000.

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