Health Care Archive

UAMS Names New Genetic Counseling Department Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 10:21 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Wednesday that Noelle Danylchuk, a certified genetic counselor at its Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, has been appointed chair of the Department of Genetic Counseling in the College of Health Professions at UAMS.

Monsanto Moves to Stop Arkansas from Banning Dicamba

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/5/2017 03:20 pm

Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.

Arkansas, Other States Launch Legal Challenge to California Egg Law

by Associated Press 12/5/2017 10:51 am

More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.

Arkansas to Name Legal Medical Marijuana Growers on Feb. 27

by Associated Press 12/4/2017 06:56 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says the highest-scoring bids to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state will be announced Feb. 27.

Attorney's Many Hats Complicate Redstone Trust Case

by Mark Friedman 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The May 2016 death of Michael Allen Lasiter, who owned Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock, has led to litigation over the handling of his trust, which is expected to be worth more than $10 million after estate taxes are paid.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space for the central Arkansas real estate market fell to 7.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared with 8.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016.

Conway Regional Boosts Staff with Gallaher, Tukaye (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Regan S. Gallaher, a board-certified neurosurgeon,and Dr. Deepali Tukaye, a board-certified interventional cardiologist, have both joined affiliates of the Conway Regional Health System.

Surgeon Logan Lynch Starts at St. Bernards (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Lynch completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent the last year as administrative chief resident of general surgery.

Former Nurse Pleads Guilty in Texarkana Inmate's Death

by Associated Press 11/30/2017 12:46 pm

A former nurse who refused medical treatment to a Texas jail inmate who later died has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor negligent homicide.

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman Named to Kohn Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2017 10:18 am

Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman is the recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UAMS Researchers Receive $200K for Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2017 10:25 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Translational Research Institute has approved awards for four researchers totaling $200,000.

Arkansas Again Cuts Off Medicaid Money to Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 07:03 am

Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Generic Drug Manufacturer to Invest $31.3M in Fayetteville Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 03:20 pm

OurPharma of Fayetteville plans to invest $31.3 million in a Fayetteville facility that will develop lower-cost alternatives to generic drugs.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Partner for Change

by 11/27/2017 08:00 am

Project Future Story partnership supports students as they gain skills and education employers desire.

Vacancies Add to Medicaid Plan's Uncertain Future (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/27/2017 07:01 am

Vacant seats in the Legislature, a lack of answers on proposals to impose new restrictions and uncertainty about the future of the federal health care law could put Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion back in a precarious position.

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won't be easy money.

CARTI Posts 2-Month Loss: $1.4 Million

by Mark Friedman 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Adam Head, CARTI's president and CEO, attributed the loss in the first two months to lower than expected patient volume and to payments made to its management consultant.

Patient's Ricin Claim Untrue, Fayetteville Authorities Say

by Associated Press 11/22/2017 12:38 pm

Authorities say hazardous materials crews responded to a hospital in Fayetteville after a patient arrived at the facility and said he'd been poisoned by ricin.

Alloplastic Reconstruction Finds New Home

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/21/2017 09:28 am

Land was sold and donated, and a building was bought in the second half of October.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won't be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.