The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that pharmacists and pharmacy interns would be authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The new guidance issued under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) allows state-licensed pharmacists to order FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccinations and administer them to any individual ages…

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Governor Laura Kelly announced today that various state health agencies have collaborated to create the Essential Worker Health Care Fund. The $8 million in funds received courtesy of the CARES Act will be designated to cover health care costs for essential workers in Kansas who have contracted COVID-19. Health care workers are one of the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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