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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 6, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to revise a proposed rule that would weaken protections for consumers and would help debt collectors. “This proposed rule takes away hard-won protections for North Carolinians,” said Attorney General Josh […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Lakeisha Shameika Jones pleaded guilty to fraud by a medical assistance provider and obtaining property by false pretenses. Jones was sentenced to eight to 19 months in prison and suspended for 36 months of supervised […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent its platform from being used to spread hate and disinformation and support users who become victims of online intimidation and harassment. “Keeping North Carolinians safe includes keeping them […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein obtained a temporary restraining order against Stepping Stone Phlebotomy LLC (also known as Stepping Stone Medical), a medical training program in Statesville. The order, signed yesterday by Superior Court Judge Rebecca W. Holt, prohibits the defendant from operating […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the availability of remdesivir, which has shown promising results in reducing COVID-19 […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 3, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit opposing the Trump administration’s illegal health care refusal rule. The rule jeopardizes the health and safety of North Carolinians by allowing anyone remotely […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 31, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the attached guidance for North Carolinians who are struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Included is guidance for people struggling with utility bills, rent, and mortgage payments. Guidance available here, here, and here. […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has reached a settlement over kickback violation allegations against Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Pacira”), a developer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical products based in Parsippany, New Jersey. Pursuant to the settlement terms, Pacira will pay $3,500,000.00, […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a reply brief defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the U.S. Supreme Court in an ongoing lawsuit filed by Texas and the Trump administration that would dismantle the entire ACA and put the health care […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a $49 million multistate settlement and an agreement in principle with biotechnology company Progenity Inc., to resolve allegations that the company fraudulently billed federal health care programs for prenatal tests and provided kickbacks to physicians to […]