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"Operation Medicine Drop" Announced By NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin: Unused, Old Prescriptions Disposed of Safely

Nearly 200 take-back events statewide offer public safe, secure way to dispose of medications

According to news today from your North Carolina Insurance Commissioner's office, poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina - since 1999 more than 75 percent of all unintentional poisonings were caused by prescription or over-the-counter medications (source N.C. Division of Public Health). Operation Medicine Drop is aimed at providing the public a safe and secure method for disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Insurance Commissioner Goodwin, NCDOI Launch Mobile Web Site for Consumers

Abbreviated site another example of Commissioner Goodwin's Good Government Initiative

Cross-posted from Wayne's World

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the launching of a mobile version of the N.C. Department of Insurance's Web site, www.ncdoi.com, to provide a mobile-friendly way for consumers to link with the Department using their cell phones. (To see the difference, point your phone browser to the site.)

Newsweek: When made aware of details, Americans support most proposed Democratic health insurance reforms

I found this recent article from Newsweek rather telling. In sum, it asserts that Americans - when made aware of the details of the Democratic Party's proposed health insurance reforms - show significant support for most individual pieces of the package. This is intriguing when those same persons, before they are educated about the components, are fire-hot opposed to the reform package as a whole. Apparently, the Tea Party folks and some insurance corporate types and some Republicans (those who'll vote for anything that builds up corporate persons while tearing down actual breathing persons) have won the battle over handling public relations on this issue ... but not the war, whose outcome is yet to be determined. Stay tuned.

Queen City To Host First 2010 Fundraiser for NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin: Please Help Today!

You are cordially invited to NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin's 2010 Queen City fundraiser in Charlotte! Essential information appears below, including sponsorship opportunities, how to contribute online or by mail, etc.

March 16, 2010

Hilton Charlotte - University Place (University Hilton)
8629 JM Keynes Drive

5:30-7:30 pm

General Admission: $100/person

Sponsor levels include: $250, $500, et al.

Groundhog Doesn't See GOP Shadow, Dems Elated

Today, February 2nd, is traditionally Groundhogs Day.

Though Democrats have had a lot to be nervous about over the last few months – including the loss of the Kennedy seat in the U.S. Senate and two governorships - a partisan Punxsutawny Phil and Democratic Donkeys should see yesterday’s item from Politico.com and Gallup instead of their shadow. (After all, even groundhogs and donkeys have Internet access these days!)

State Fire Marshal Fights to Keep "The Silent Killer" Out of Your Home!

Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced that beginning Jan. 1, N.C. landlords were required by law to install at least one battery or electric carbon monoxide alarm on each level of each rental unit. Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas that's created when a fuel source burns incompletely.


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