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Celebrating Independent Pharmacy Champion Pete Stern – Part One

With Currus CEO Pete Stern retiring this fall, we take a look back at what brought him to the world of pharmacy and some of the accomplishments the organization saw under his first decade of leadership (1990-99).    Where are you from? I was born in Houston, Texas. What brought you to Kansas? I came…

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Kansas Board of Pharmacy Moves Forward with 4:1 Ratio; 6:1 Waiver on Hold

During a meeting last Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Pharmacy voted to approve a 4:1 pharmacist-technician ratio in Kansas. The new change will now head to Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office for review. Earlier this year, the Board approved moving forward with a 4:1 ratio with an option for pharmacies to submit a waiver to…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Kechia and Daren Reese

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Daren and Kechia Reese of K’ and D’ Pharmacy in Arkansas City, Kan. They spoke with us to share why they love working in their small town and what they find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy. When did you realize you wanted to become a pharmacist? Kechia: I…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Brett Horyna

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Brett Horyna of El Kan Drug in Liberal, Kan. Brett shared with us his journey to becoming a pharmacist, what he loves about his job, and advice he would offer future pharmacy owners.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? My roommate in college his…

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Kansas Students Must Now Receive Meningitis, Hepatitis A Vacccines

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced that students in Kansas must now receive both meningitis and hepatitis A vaccines prior to the 2019-20 school year this fall. KDHE proposed the changes to the state’s vaccine requirements earlier this year and recently held a public hearing in June that concluded a 60-day public…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Gavin Duley

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Dr. Gavin Duley of Caney Drug in Caney, Kan. He shared some great insight with us as to why he chose to become an independent pharmacist.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? After working as a pharmacy technician in high school for a local…

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Pharmacy Feature: Midwest Family Health

This month’s spotlight features pharmacy owner Stacie Ricker. Stacie has been the owner of Midwest Family Health Pharmacy and Home Care for 13 years with locations in Phillipsburg, Plainville, Russell, and Smith Center. Kan.   What do you find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy? I believe that life is about making a difference…

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