Health Care Archive

Harrison Doctor Allows Suspended License to Expire This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

James Hawk, the Harrison doctor whose medical license was suspended three times in four years, decided not to attempt to renew his license when it expired at the end of last month.

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.)

Third Medical Marijuana Cultivator Approved to Start Growing

by Associated Press 3/15/2019 10:36 am

A third medical marijuana cultivation facility has been approved to start growing, leaving just two facilities waiting for state inspection.

2nd Medical Marijuana Cultivation Company Gets State Clearance

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2019 03:20 pm

Osage Creek Cultivation in Berryville is now the second company growing medical marijuana in Arkansas, joining Bold Team of Cotton Plant as the second of five cannabis cultivation sites cleared by the state.

Doug Weeks, Duane Erwin Take New Roles at Baptist Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2019 11:33 am

The Baptist Health system said Tuesday that Doug Weeks, previously executive vice president and chief operating officer, is now executive vice president of strategy and innovation.

Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Fails Before State Senate Panel

by Associated Press 3/12/2019 11:04 am

A proposal to allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives has failed before an Arkansas House panel.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.7 Percent, Due to Revision

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in January and unchanged from the previous month because December's rate was revised up, to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.

Cardinal Health Project Attracts $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Cardinal Sherwood LLC of Marina Del Rey, California, bought the 71,005-SF office building at 5426 Landers Road in Sherwood.

Need Cannabis Marketing? Perhaps This Bud's for You

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Elizabeth Michael has teamed up with Martin Thoma of Thoma Thoma to create Bud Agency, the marketing and PR firm devoted to the new medical marijuana industry.

Marijuana in the Workplace (Carolyn Witherspoon Commentary)

by Carolyn Witherspoon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The widespread legalization of marijuana is a reality that employers must face. In Arkansas, employers will be facing this reality soon, as it appears medical marijuana will begin dispensing in April.

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready.

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses.

Marijuana Dispensary Trio Failed to Mention Family Tie

by Marty Cook 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Mayflower family that failed to acknowledge their relationship is at the center of an investigation and a lawsuit over the granting of licenses for three medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas.

Attorney Sued for Malpractice in Adoption Scam

by Mark Friedman 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Kentucky couple sues Fayetteville lawyer Vaughn-Michael Cordes over adoption of a baby that never existed.

Medical Marijuana Put on Back Burner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Impatient patients will have to wait at least until the end of April to buy legal medical marijuana in Arkansas.

Pulaski County Retirement Properties Total $7.8M in Tandem Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Retirement projects in Pulaski County, residential lots in Conway and office property in downtown Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

From Potables to Pot, ABC Chief Doralee Chandler Stays Focused

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, says the “unknowns” in the state's new medical marijuana industry are challenging.

Marijuana Prices Range Widely in U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The average price per ounce of high-quality marijuana in selected U.S. states, as of November 2018, varies widely, from $210.60 in Oregon to $600.70 in Washington, D.C.

Baptist Health Orthopedic Adds Surgeon David Gilliam (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Dr. David Gilliam has joined Baptist Health Orthopedic Clinic in Little Rock as an orthopedic surgeon.

UAMS' IT Department Sees Retirement, Resignations

by Mark Friedman 3/8/2019 10:39 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' information technology department is being restructured after its vice chancellor announced her retirement on Tuesday and two other administrators resigned.