Tagged: arkansas pharmacists association

Arkansas Legislators Adjourn But Will Be Back Today

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/13/2018 6:57 am

The Arkansas Legislature ended its 2018 session Monday but will return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to address concerns over pharmacy benefit managers and to tweak laws that could pinch off some federal highway funding.

Pharmacists: New Reimbursement Rates for Drugs Unsustainable

by Gwen Moritz and Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/1/2018 7:01 am

Pharmacists say new reimbursement rates for generic prescriptions imposed by the pharmacy benefit manager used by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Ambetter are often less than the cost of the drugs.

Elisabeth Mathews Selected for Pharmacists Fellowship (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Elisabeth Mathews has been selected as the inaugural fellow for the Arkansas Pharmacists Association Executive Fellowship in Association Management.

Tim Hill Takes Dual Role with COO Slot at UAMS Health System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Tim Hill, vice chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has recently taken on another role as chief operating officer of the UAMS Health System. Hill will also be continuing in his role as vice chancellor for regional campuses.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

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.

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state’s unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Kendrea Jones Set as President of APA's Pharmacists Academy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Kendrea Jones of Little Rock was named the new president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association’s Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Academy last month at the association’s 134th annual convention in Hot Springs. The academy represents both private and public agencies and other health care organizations.

Arkansas Pharmacists Name Kendrea Jones Academy President

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:13 pm

Kendrea Jones of Little Rock was installed Saturday as president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association's Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Academy.

Inside Arkansas' Options for Managed Care in Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/16/2016 2:12 pm

The next Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force meeting will reveal whether the divide over the appropriate approach to managed care in Arkansas has continued — or even expanded.

Poll Finds Little Support to Move State's Medicaid Population to Managed Care

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2016 10:55 am

A telephone survey of Arkansas voters found that only 15 percent supported moving the state's Medicaid population to managed care, according to the results released Friday.

Pharmacists Still Tackling Drug Rates

by Mark Friedman 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association said it will be surveying its members in the coming weeks to determine if the reimbursement rates for generic medications paid by pharmacy benefit managers have improved since a new law went into effect in July.

Scott Pace Promoted at Arkansas Pharmacists Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association after previously serving as the association’s chief operating officer.

Scott Pace Named to Lead Arkansas Pharmacists Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 11:43 am

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, the nonprofit group announced Monday.

Arkansas Pharmacists Association Installs New Officers

by Alexis Crowe 6/25/2015 3:58 pm

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association installed its 2015-2016 officers on Friday, June 12, at the 133rd Annual Convention, June 11-13.

Eileen Denne Leaving Arkansas Pharmacists Association

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Eileen Denne, director of communications at the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, is leaving the association at the end of the month after four years to start her own consulting business.

Learning to Inhale: Asthma Management Tips for Children

by Eric Crumbaugh, Pharm.D. 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Although asthma is a serious disease, there are many ways to control it in children and keep them healthy. Asthma causes swelling and inflammation in the airways that lead to the lungs and make it hard to breathe. Symptoms can include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing.

Kids’ Health Taking Hits? Fight Obesity, High Cholesterol and Other Heavy Problems

by Eric Crumbaugh 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The incidence of obesity in children has increased dramatically in recent decades. Aside from the social stigma that being overweight holds for kids, childhood obesity can lead to a variety of health problems. Parents need to be aware of the long-term negative consequences of excess weight in children and consult with health care providers on behavior modification.

Locking Down Prescription Drug Abuse by Tweens/Teens

by Scott Pace 4/15/2014 12:00 am

By the time our kids reach their senior year of high school, one in five of them will have abused prescription medications; and over 40 percent of those will have obtained the medications from their family medicine cabinet, not from a drug dealer, not from a friend—from Mom and Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or some other family member.

Quick Hints for Kids Handling Medical Emergencies

by Aubrey Harton 3/19/2014 12:00 am

Anytime is a good time for us to educate children about potential health risks in parents and grandparents, and to provide a roadmap for how to handle them. Adults who are sick can be a scary prospect for children, so serious incidents such as a heart attack or stroke can be extremely frightening. With a little education and preparation, kids will be able to respond more quickly and confidently to potential warning signs.