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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state’s five Medicaid prepaid health plans have joined NCCARE360 — the nation’s first statewide coordinated care network connecting individuals to local services and resources.

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State senators took a small, but positive step last week when they advanced Senate Bill 711 — a proposal to legalize medical cannabis/marijuana. As numerous witnesses —including military veterans struggling with PTSD and other service-related illnesses, as well as others battling the ravages of cancer and chemotherapy —made clear in often emotional testimony during a pair of public hearings, it’s absurd that suffering North Carolinians are denied an effective therapy that’s legal in the overwhelming majority of states.

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RALEIGH — Our office has received reports about scam phone calls and letters that may be going to health care professionals with various medical licenses.

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PEMBROKE — Shannon Hunt, a 2019 graduate of UNC Pembroke, is continuing her medical training in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Pfeiffer University.  

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HAMLET — A local textile manufacturer was recently acquired by a French-based medical devices company.

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield says Congress should remove federal restrictions on marijuana and North Carolina should legalize adult use and purge pot possession from criminal records. 

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PINEHURST— Driven by a shared goal that “all pathways will lead to freedom and survival from opioid addiction and dependence in the Sandhills region,” a partnership of more than 25 health and human services organizations in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties recently won a $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration to implement activities to address opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. 

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SOUTHERN PINES — Dr. James Taylor, founder and CEO of Integrated Hemp Solutions, a physician-led company that provides hemp related medical products to the public, visited South Korea for the second time to spread his CBD knowledge with physicians. 

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