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Who is Benefiting from Expanded 340B Contract Pharmacy Program

Who is Benefiting from Expanded 340B Contract Pharmacy Program

A new white paper released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) suggests that rapid contract pharmacy growth in the 340B program may not directly benefit the vulnerable patients for whom the program is intended. The paper, “The Impact of Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements,” highlights the growth of

Kentucky’s New Breach Notification Legislation

By Chris Nolan and Trigg Mitchell Data breaches, whether big or small, can leave customers exposed to fraudulent activity. You may recall that in January 2014, Target reported that an estimated 70 to 110 million of its customers had personal information (namely, credit and debit card numbers) stolen in a widespread data breach during the

Health News Round-up – June 22

New drug task force forming in eastern Ky. Lexington Herald Leader WYMT-TV ( reports the Cumberland River Drug Task Force will focus on catching upper-level dealers in Knox, Bell and Harlan    How FCC’s rural broadband funding paves path for telemedicine Government Health IT Another way to put that would be the widespread telehealth that

Health Collaborative to Look at Best Practices for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The state’s maternal and child health leadersare working together to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics during pregnancy. The initiative, the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative, brings together representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes,

Judge Issues Order in Seven Counties Services Bankruptcy Proceedings

United States Bankruptcy Judge Joan A. Lloyd, presiding Judge in the Seven Counties Services Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing, ruled  that Seven Counties Services is eligible to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  And; in fact, Seven Counties is a non-governmental unit. Seven Counties Services filed for Chapter 11 protection with the United State Bankruptcy Court, Western District

Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy recognizes policymakers, advocates

Elected officials and advocates from the Mayfield City Council were awarded the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy’s (KCSP) Smoke-free Indoor Air Endeavor Award at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s KCSP annual Spring Conference.  The event was held April 29 at the Doubletree Suites in Lexington. Members of the Mayfield City Council were recognized for their