As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic 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 adapting to the ongoing challenges prevented by the coronavirus. Many have closed their entrances to…

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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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With Currus CEO Pete Stern retiring at the end of this month, we take a look at some of the accomplishments the organization saw under his third decade of leadership (2009-2019) and hear about  some of his plans for retirement.    How had the pharmacy landscape changed for the organization heading into the new decade…

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Our October spotlight features Traci Lanning of Lanning Pharmacy in Marion, Kan. Traci shared with us why she became an independent pharmacist, why the job is so rewarding, and why she is proud to work for her community.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? I always knew I wanted…

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With Currus CEO Pete Stern retiring next month, we take a look back at some of the accomplishments the organization saw under his second decade of leadership (2000-09).    What were some of the goals of KPSC heading into the new millennium? In 1999, we had five goals. First, to keep expanding the number of…

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Robert F. Tinsley has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of Currus (formerly Kansas Independent Pharmacy Service Corporation), succeeding Pete Stern, who is retiring after 29 years. Tinsley, 50, comes from the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC), a national pharmacy group purchasing organization, and resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He most recently served as Vice President of…

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Our September spotlight features Nancy Milledge of Clearwater Pharmacy in Clearwater, Kan. Nancy shared with us how the patients in her community make her job as an independent pharmacist so rewarding.   When did you realize you wanted to become a pharmacist?  I don’t ever remember a conscious decision. I worked as a “soda jerk”…

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