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North Carolina Medical Society Distributing Free PPE to Independent Practices

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) last week announced that it is distributing free personal protective equipment (PPE) to independent medical practices in the state, via a $5 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly. Click here to learn more about the program, including participation criteria and instructions for applying.

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