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NC to get $1.3M in national settlement with Pfizer

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North Carolina will collect $1.3 million under a national settlement with Pfizer Inc. over allegations the pharmaceutical company unlawfully promoted two of its drugs. Full story...
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Perdue looking for NC group home funding solution

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's aiming to find a solution to ensure 2,000 people living in group homes across North Carolina will keep their place to live without her calling legislators back to Raleigh at the holidays. Full story...
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NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

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video A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Full story...
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Lumberton hospital urges fewer ER visits

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A hospital in Lumberton is urging area residents to use the emergency room only for emergencies. Southeastern Regional Medical Center president Joann Anderson says many of the people visiting the emergency room could be better treated in a different setting. Full story...
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

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A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Full story...
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