Health Care Archive

Arkansas House OKs Delay in Medical Marijuana Launch

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/18/2017 06:51 am

The Arkansas House voted Tuesday to delay the launch of the state's voter-approved medical marijuana program and ease a restriction on doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

State Chamber Drafting Bill to Clarify Marijuana Law for Employers

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 11:07 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock are working on legislation to clarify elements of the state's new medical marijuana law.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

Republican-led US Senate Takes First Step to Repeal 'Obamacare'

by Associated Press 1/12/2017 11:24 am

By a near party-line 51-48 vote early Thursday, the GOP-run Senate approved a budget that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation. Republicans plan to get legislation voiding Obama's law and replacing parts of it to Donald Trump by the end of February, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to Allow 32 Vendors

by Associated Press 1/11/2017 10:04 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says it will allow 32 dispensaries to be evenly distributed among the state's four congressional districts.

Paul Ryan: GOP Will Work on Repealing, Replacing Health Law

by Associated Press 1/10/2017 11:15 am

At least six GOP senators — including Arkansas' Tom Cotton — have expressed qualms about repeal without having a substitute - something Republicans have failed for years to produce.

Harps, UAMS Partner on Pharmacy Training Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 11:51 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy announce a training program to teach pharmacists to work more directly with patients to improve their health.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Arvest Names Eric Bunnell President of Equipment Finance in Fort Smith (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Eric Bunnell has been promoted to president of Arvest Equipment Finance and is relocating to Fort Smith for the job.

St. Bernards Adds Timothy Dow to Trumann Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Timothy Dow has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic-Trumann as a family practice physician.

Donald Wood Joins Just Communities as Executive Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald Wood has been hired as executive director of Just Communities of Arkansas. He succeeded Ruth D. Shepherd, who retired after 16 years with the Little Rock nonprofit.

Arkansas No. 6 in Nation for Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The adult obesity rate in Arkansas is 34.5 percent, giving the state the sixth-highest rate in the United States.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Says Osteopathic School Will Fill Physician Shortages in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is the vice president for health sciences and medical affairs and site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

New Clients for Eric Rob & Isaac

by Kyle Massey 1/6/2017 04:06 pm

The Eric Rob & Isaac ad agency of Little Rock announces new clients, including the Arkansas State CASA Association, Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello and DROP Sustainable Water Shares.

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 12:00 pm

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them.

Asa Hutchinson Touts Tax Cut Plan as Lawmakers Float Delay

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/5/2017 06:50 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended his $50 million tax-cut plan for low-income Arkansans as the House speaker floated the possibility that lawmakers may not enact any tax cuts in the coming session.