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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Docs can be influenced by drug reps promoting 'off-label' drug use

    Drug sales forces continue to promote off-label uses to doctors, effectively leading some physicians to prescribe medicines not based on medical evidence, but on a sales person’s push.

    Pharmaceutical companies are strictly prohibited from publicly marketing their drugs for any uses other than exactly what is on their label, the uses that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed. Of course, many drugs can be used as treatment for diseases other than what is listed on the label, and physicians…

  • Two new craft breweries on tap for the Triangle

    An old building that once housed a bank in downtown Holly Springs will soon be the home of a new brewery.

    Holly Springs Nano Brewing is getting the space ready to open later this year. While gutting the bank, they stopped at the vault and decided to turn it into a cooler.

    According to the brewery’s Twitter account, the public has had chances to sample Holly Springs Nano Brewing’s beer since April 2013 at a variety of local beer events including Brew Durham Fest, Beltline Brew Tours and the…

  • SLIDESHOW: Sights at the U.S. Open in Pinehurst

    Martin Kaymer of Germany may be spoiling the fun for his fellow competitors with his back-to-back record-breaking performance at the 114th U.S. Open.

    As he finished his second-round play at the majestic No. 2 course in Pinehurst, Kaymer was so far ahead in the field with his 10-under par two-round performance, one could see the gallery around every green shaking their collective heads in awe and disbelief after watching the greenside scoreboard change the number beside Kaymer’s name. Wonder what…