Legislative Update for 06/20/16

The final weeks of each legislative session are marked by a few familiar signs, many of which have been seen over the past week, raising hopes that the General Assembly may well be nearing adjournment. Both chambers are moving bills through their respective Rules...

Legislative Update for 06/14/16

Last Tuesday, a second primary election was held for North Carolina’s 13 Congressional districts. These races were under new maps drawn earlier this year when the current districts were struck down by a federal 3-judge panel for being illegally gerrymandered on racial...

New NCMB Program to Address Opioid Crisis

North Carolina Medical Board is launching a new effort to address potentially unsafe opioid prescribing in an attempt to reduce patient harm from misuse and abuse of these medications. The Board emailed licensed physicians and physician assistants (PAs) about the new...

Updated Zika Virus Guidance

Please review the updated version of North Carolina’s Zika virus guidance for clinicians and laboratories. This version has been updated to include more specific information about risk of exposure in areas with active transmission and links to updated laboratory...

Mumps Update

Please review the update from Megan Davies, MD, State Epidemiologist, here. The North Carolina Division of Public Health is working with local health departments to investigate and control an outbreak of mumps in the Charlotte region. The memo is intended to summarize...