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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On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 28, also known as “Claire and Lola’s Law” into law. The bill allows people with “debilitating medical conditions” to use CBD oil that contains up to five percent THC. The bill was pushed by Gwen and Scott Hartley, who believe this could help their daughter Lola who…

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Yesterday, Governor Laura Kelly signed into law HB 2119. The committee report includes two pieces of pharmacy legislation that will take effect later this year. Currus lobbyist Travis Lowe sat down with us to briefly explain what the bills do and how they will impact your pharmacy.  

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On Thursday, Dec. 20, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill passed out of the House last week with a vote of 369-47 and passed the Senate on Tuesday with an 87-13 vote. Among its many agricultural measures, the bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act – effectively legalizing hemp…

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On Saturday, Dec. 10, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) approved model legislation for states looking to address unfair PBM practices. The model act, known as the Pharmacy Benefits Manager Licensure and Regulation Model Act, aims to address PBM regulation on the state level in a variety of ways. Kansas Rep. Willie Dove was…

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