State Laboratory Does Not Use LeadCare® Machines for Blood Lead Analysis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans in mid-May that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results for some children and adults in the United States. In response to the warning and after fielding some inquiries, officials with the North Carolina State Laboratory, […]


NCAFP in the News

NCAFP leaders continue to discuss the merits of family medicine, primary care and having a medical home in the media. On Wednesday, Dr. Garett Franklin, vice chair of the NCAFP Advocacy Council was interviewed as part of a “Five on Your Side” segment on WRAL-TV discussing bogus online pharmacies. You can view the segment by […]


Academy Loses Past President Dr. Edward Campbell of Mooresville

The Academy lost Past President Dr. Edward S. Campbell (2000) of Mooresville, NC, in early June after a brief illness. Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his residency training with the US Navy at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, NC. Dr. Campbell practiced most of his career […]


The AAFP Continues Fight to Simplify MACRA and Improve Primary Care Payment

The AAFP is continuing its advocacy efforts with CMS to streamline and simplify MACRA and also continuing work on improving primary care payment. Connected to MACRA, the AAFP recently supplied CMS Administrator Seema Verma with a letter outlining numerous elimination or modification recommendations, including many centered around primary care payment. Also related to payment, the […]


Medical Students: Two NCAFP Foundation Funding Opportunities – Deadline to Apply is June 15th

NCAFP Travel Awards for students to attend National Conference: Soon the AAFP will be contacting medical students about their awards of funding through the Family Medicine Leads Program to attend the 2017 National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City. If you applied but ultimately do not receive funding, this is […]


Verify Before You Buy Consumer Safety Campaign

Did you know that according to the FDA 97% of online pharmacies are fraudulent or rogue? As more of your patients are seeking lower cost prescriptions, make sure you educate them about the dangers of online pharmacies. The Academy is working with NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s office to help raise awareness of the […]


Nursing Scope of Practice Update: Advocacy is Working, but Vigilance is Key

The NC House of Representatives’ House Health Committee did not consider House Bill 88: Modernize Nursing Practice Act last week, but NCAFP members are being encouraged to remain vigilant and continue to advocate against the proposal. Once the House completes deliberations on the state budget, a last-minute flurry of activity is possible. Continued advocacy will […]


Free Seminars on Safe Opioid Prescribing Aimed at Dare and Stokes County Prescribers

The Governor’s Institute has announced two free seminars that will discuss opioid safety and highlight strategies prescribers can use to reduce the adverse outcomes from misuse, and abuse. The seminars are targeting Dare County (Thurs, 6/8) and Stokes County (Tues., 6/20) prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dentists, and podiatrists. Family physician Dr. […]