Health Care

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Republican Reps. Austin McCollum of Bentonville (from left), John Eubanks of Paris and Johnny Rye of Trumann participate in Thursday’s hearing with the medical marijuana commission at the state Capitol.


Hepatitis A outbreak in part of Arkansas grows; officials urge county's residents to get vaccinated

An outbreak of hepatitis A in northeast Arkansas has almost doubled in size, to 60 cases, in just over a month and resulted in one death, prompting the state on Friday to urge all residents of Greene County age 19-60 to get vaccinated.

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to hire expert to score dispensaries

Seeking to avoid further setbacks, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will hire a consultant to evaluate proposals for the state's first cannabis dispensaries.

Arkansas lawmakers OK rule allowing panel to hire expert to grade medical cannabis dispensary applications

Lawmakers on Thursday approved an emergency rule allowing the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to hire an outside consultant to grade more than 200 applications for the state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries.

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Arkansas panel OKs extra steps for doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid Rxs

Regulations requiring extra steps for doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication cleared a final hurdle when they were approved by a legislative subcommittee Tuesday.

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Work rule trips up 7,000-plus Arkansas Works enrollees

Failure to comply puts their coverage at risk after 3 months

More than 7,000 Arkansas Works enrollees were found out of compliance with a work requirement that took effect last month, according to figures released Friday.

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission rethinks hiring expert

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission -- hoping to avoid further delays and legal challenges -- is poised to hire an outside consultant to determine which of 32 companies will be the first to sell cannabis legally in the Natural State.

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Arkansas marijuana panel OKs rule allowing hiring of consultant to help review dispensary applications

LITTLE ROCK— An Arkansas panel has approved a rule that would allow it to hire an outside consultant to help review and score hundreds of applications the state has received from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana.

Medical cannabis delays vexing to patients in state

Josh Nicholson wants to take his wife to the movies again, but for that, he needs cannabis.

Insurance sign-up funds cut again

U.S. says nonprofits’ ‘navigators’ fall short, agents do better

President Donald Trump's administration announced that it is slashing grants to nonprofit organizations that help people obtain health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Arkansas growers gain licenses for medical pot

Arkansas officially licensed its first medical marijuana growers on Tuesday after a contentious application process and monthslong court battle.

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Arkansas panel awards 5 licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana

Arkansas’ first medical marijuana growers were officially licensed Tuesday afternoon after a controversial scoring process and months-long court battle.