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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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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. Full story...
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FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers

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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. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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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. Full story...
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Government defends core of health care overhaul

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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." Full story...
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Consumer group questions review of breast implants

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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. Full story...
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New Year's baby in Whiteville

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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. Full story...
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Moms make statement by breastfeeding in Target

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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. Full story...
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Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not

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Many Americans are finding out that free preventive care under the nation's health overhaul isn't always free. Full story...
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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

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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. Full story...
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Motrin caplets that may work slowly recalled

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Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years. This time, it's because the pills may not dissolve and begin working as soon as intended as they approach their three-year expiration date. That could delay relief of pain. Full story...
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