This month’s spotlight features Doug Hynek of D.C. Drug in Troy, Kan. Doug shares some thoughtful insight into why being an independent pharmacist is so rewarding and offers some strong advice to students considering the pharmacy profession.   When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? I started aiming towards pharmacy after…

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President Trump signed legislation today that adds an additional $310 billion in funding to the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. The PPP – established by the CARES Act that was signed into law on March 27 – is designed to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus. However, the initial $349 billion…

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As the battle against COVID-19 continues, independent pharmacies in Kansas continue to find ways to serve the patients in their communities. Independent pharmacies – often the primary source of health care in rural Kansas communities – have begun finding ways to adapt to the ongoing challenges prevented by the coronavirus. Many have closed their entrances…

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Legislation has been introduced in Washington, D.C. that could affect pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as the COVID-19 battle continues. The Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations (HEROES) Act of 2020, introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), would create a tax holiday for health professionals and first responders who continue to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes…

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As a healthcare company, we’ve been closely monitoring the dynamic situation of COVID-19, along with the rest of the world. As we work to prepare for the impact of the Coronavirus, I wanted to share how Currus is addressing the current situation and the proactive steps we are taking to minimize any negative repercussions to…

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Our March spotlight features Leigh Angell of Hugoton Drug in Hugoton, Kan. Leigh shared how she became a pharmacist and how it’s allowed her to make connections with patients in her community.   When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist and why? I realized I wanted to change career paths my…

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On Tuesday, Currus CEO Rob Tinsley attended Kansas Pharmacists Association’s annual Day with the Legislature at the Kansas State Capitol. The event provided independent pharmacists and University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students the opportunity to see the legislative process and advocate on behalf of pharmacies in Kansas. Many of them got to meet with…

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Our January spotlight features Erika Fitzgerald of Cheney Pharmacy in Cheney, Kan. Erika shared with us her path to becoming a pharmacist and why she loves working for her community.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? I was always interested in health care when I was in high school…

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The 2020 Kansas legislative session doesn’t officially begin until Monday, but Governor Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning made headlines today as they announced a bipartisan proposal on Medicaid expansion in Kansas. After months of negotiating, Gov. Kelly and Sen. Denning announced the proposed legislation to expand Medicaid while lowering health insurance premiums…

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