Supreme Court Rules Against N.C. Claim of Malpractice Settlement

What Happened The Supreme Court issued a ruling that federal Medicaid law pre-empts North Carolina’s sizable claim against medical malpractice settlements. In a 6-3 ruling the court struck down a law allowing state officials to seize one third of medical malpractice settlements. The ruling went in favor of a family from Taylorsville, North Carolina who…

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South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Mandatory Testing of Newborns

A simple test that uncovers congenital heart defects in newborns could save the lives of thousands of infants each year. South Carolina lawmakers are considering the Emerson Rose Act, which would require mandatory screenings of all newborns. To learn more, read here. . . South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Mandatory Screening of Newborns for Congenital Heart…

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Outbreaks Tied to Unsafe Injection Practices Have NC Officials Worried

What Happened: North Carolina public health officials have launched a campaign, the “One and Only” project, to raise awareness among residents of the dangers associated with infection related to poorly administered injections. Administrators with the North Carolina Division of Public Health have said that the numbers support their worry regarding the dangers of badly handled…

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