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For Immediate Release: Friday, January 3, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Texas v. United States that held that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate was unconstitutional and called into question whether […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 20, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today condemned the federal government’s latest effort to undermine the health care rights of LGBTQ individuals and families. Under a new federal proposal, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is attempting to eliminate explicit protections for “gender identity or sexual […]

Attorney General Josh Stein December 2019  There’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe, regardless of where they are. As we close out this year, I’m incredibly proud that the SAFE Child Act went into effect this month. The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed this legislation, which my office drafted and Gov. Roy […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 19, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein, State Dental Director and Oral Health Section Chief for the North Carolina Division of Public Health Dr. Sarah Tomlinson, and the North Carolina Dental Society today released new materials for dental care providers to use to talk to their patients about opioid use […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement in response to a federal court ruling that strikes down the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act: “I strongly disagree with the court’s ruling. I am gravely concerned that this lawsuit may deprive people of their access to […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein filed a brief in support of the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to challenge a pay-for-delay agreement between brand-name-drug manufacturer Endo and its generic-drug competitor, Impax. This type of anticompetitive contract costs pharmaceutical customers more than $3.5 billion each year. “When pharmaceutical companies collude […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 13, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein this week collected $6,000 in restitution from a price gouger that will go back to a Wilmington homeowner who was scammed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. In addition, the state of North Carolina received $20,000 plus interest in civil penalties that will […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined a bipartisan coalition of all 56 attorneys general in calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. “Fentanyl, […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today opposed the Department of Labor’s proposed cutback of protections for tipped workers. The DOL’s proposal would eliminate the 80/20 Rule, which protects tipped workers from being paid lower wages. “Tipped employees work hard for their wages and deserve to be paid fairly,” […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 9, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile apps, and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to track children’s online activities. “We must do […]