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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 5:09pm.

video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics.

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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 10:46am.

A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation.

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FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:17am.

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 10:21am.

A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims.

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Government defends core of health care overhaul
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 3:43pm.

The Obama administration is defending the health care overhaul in a new filing with the Supreme Court that calls the law an appropriate response to a "crisis in the national health care market."

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Consumer group questions review of breast implants
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 2:14pm.

Consumer safety advocates are questioning the Food and Drug Administration about incomplete and seemingly erroneous data used to support the safety of silicone breast implants in an agency review last year.

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New Year's baby in Whiteville
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 5:25pm.

video Imagine giving birth to a baby on Christmas, Easter and New Year's. One Columbus County mother continued a tradition of having holiday children.

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Moms make statement by breastfeeding in Target
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 12:58pm.

video Shoppers of a popular department store across the country had an interesting sight this morning. Mothers went to their local target stores, including here in Wilmington, for a nurse-in.

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Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 8:49am.

Many Americans are finding out that free preventive care under the nation's health overhaul isn't always free.

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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 1:59pm.

Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.

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