Health Care Archive

Herget Lines Up Physician Investors for Sniffle Health App

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock entrepreneur Ryan Herget said his telemedicine company, Sniffle Health Inc., will launch an app by the end of the month that allows patients to communicate directly with their own doctors.

Taboo Topic in Medicine Gets Closer Look: Doctor Suicides

by Mark Friedman 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Doctors do try to kill themselves, and sometimes succeed. It's difficult to say for certain how many physicians commit suicide or attempt to take their lives, but the number is believed to be at least 400 annually across the country. Now the medical profession is starting to recognize the problem of depression in its industry.

All Too Human Resources (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The best people want to work for a company that they trust will value them even when the chips are down.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Some Companies Say Dogs Make for a Lower-Stress Workplace

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Having dogs at work sets a fun tone and reduces employee stress, three Arkansas companies that welcome them in their offices told Arkansas Business.

For Hiring and Productivity, Paternity Leave Delivers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Providing paid paternity leave helps recruit talent, and new dads who use it return to work more productive, according to two Arkansas companies offering the benefit, still a rarity.

HFA Promotes 2; Merle Joins Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Bob Morrison and Allen Hart have been promoted to associates of HFA in Bentonville. Karen Merle has been hired as a primary care physician at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Fort Smith.

Westfall Named Interim Dean at UAMS College of Medicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Christopher Westfall has been appointed interim dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Arkansas Court Won't Pull Prosecutor From Opioid Lawsuit

by Associated Press 4/6/2018 02:28 pm

Arkansas' highest court has rejected the attorney general's effort to force a prosecutor to withdraw from a lawsuit filed by a coalition of local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Arkansas Board Approves New Rules For Opioid Prescriptions

by Associated Press 4/6/2018 11:45 am

An Arkansas board has approved regulations that add more requirements for doctors prescribing high doses of opioids.

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Against Cantrell Drug

by Mark Friedman 4/5/2018 10:59 am

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rules against Cantrell Drug Co.'s request to stay a federal regulators' civil lawsuit, which now threatens to put the Little Rock compounding pharmacy out of business.

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 09:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Report: Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B A Year for Care

by Associated Press 4/5/2018 09:18 am

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Residents with Alzheimer's

by Associated Press 4/2/2018 06:50 am

The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia is expected to grow on a state and regional level in the coming years.

Cantrell Drug Still Feeling Heat of FDA

by Mark Friedman 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Federal regulators said last week that it still has concerns about sanitary conditions at Cantrell Drug Co. and asked a U.S. Bankruptcy judge to let them go forward with a lawsuit to stop the Little Rock company from selling the drugs it produces.

Piggott Community Hospital Adding Services

by Mark Friedman 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Piggott Community Hospital started an outpatient mental health program last month and plans to offer an infusion outpatient service by the end of April or early May, as a way to improve the hospital's finances.

Marijuana Commission's Carlos Roman Defends Panel's Choices

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission.

VP, Foundation President Latest to Leave CARTI

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Rebecca Pearrow is no longer vice president of business development for CARTI. Kathi Jones has also announced her retirement after more than 12 years as president of the CARTI Foundation.

Forrest Whichard Named VP at CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Forrest Whichard has been hired as vice president of operations for CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock.

Walmart Reportedly Eyes Deal with Insurer Humana

by Associated Press 3/30/2018 11:13 am

Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to The Wall Street Journal, which says the company is in early talks with Humana, a major provider of Medicare Advantage coverage for people age 65 and older.