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Op-Ed: Medical Liability reform raises tough issue, 3-20-11, Fayetteville Observer

Physician and state Senator Eric Mansfield, MD, (D, Cumberland) writes about the more controversial provisions found in Senate Bill 33—Medical Liability Reforms.

Protecting doctors — and medical care, 3-21-11, The News & Observer and reprinted by

An op-ed supporting medical liability reforms by emergency room physician Victor Lerch, MD, of Raleigh.

Too adversarial, 3-23-11, The News & Observer

A letter to the editor by NCMS member Virgil H. Wynia, MD, Raleigh, on the impact a medical malpractice lawsuit can have on a physician.

House bill would shield drug makers, 3-24-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Craig Jarvis reports on the NC House version of the medical malpractice reform bill passed by the Senate earlier this month.

Medical practices merging to survive, 3-19-11, Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Writer Ken Little examines the changes taking place in private practice, with comments from NCMS President-Elect, Robert Monteiro, MD; Speaker Michael Moulton, MD, and EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson.

Uninsured patients and WakeMed, 3-19-11, The News & Observer

Op-ed by Janice Forhman, administrative director of emergency services at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, and Jim Palombaro, MD, president of Wake Emergency Physicians, about caring and paying for the care of un and underinsured patients.

County high schools get certified athletic trainers, improved, 3-19-11, The Robesonian

Reporter Shawn Stinson wrote about the Robeson County school board’s recent decision to make available nationally certified athletic trainers at all six high schools in Robeson County. The article featured comments from NCMS member Robert Hollingsworth, DHSc, PA-C, who practices in Red Springs and was among those who supported the effort.

Asheville, Erwin school-based health centers to close, 3-23-11, Asheville Citizen-Times

Reporter Julie Ball writes about how shifting from school-based health centers to having a full-time school nurse will affect access and care for students at a local high school and two local middle schools.


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