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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 13:56:00

Desperation and doubt on display as Ark. State Medical Board considers rules to help curb over-prescription of opioids.

At a meeting of the Arkansas State Medical Board this morning, board members heard from doctors, patients and state leaders on proposed rules changes for physicians, designed to help curb the state's opioid epidemic.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:14:00

Ark. Med Marijuana Assoc. to host symposium; keynote by TV host Montel Williams, who will serve on AMMA board

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association announced today that they will be hosting a half day symposium on Wednesday, September 20, dealing with the medical cannabis industry and regulatory issues. The keynote address of the symposium will be delivered by TV host and medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams, who has also accepted a position on the AMMA's board.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 13:03:00

Gov. Hutchinson and business leaders: medijuana could cause uncertainty, dangerous working conditions on the job.

At a press conference this morning at the State Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued voicing his opposition to the two ballot initiatives that could bring medical marijuana to the state. Hutchinson was backed by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and several prominent Arkansas businessmen, who said they were worried marijuana use by their employees — along with a clause that would keep them from discriminating against those prescribed marijuana for illnesses — would cause safety concerns for their workforce and drive up insurance costs.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:32:00

Louisiana legislature favoring medical marijuana; that and other questions for Gov. Hutchinson

The Louisiana Senate and a House committee have approved a medical marijuana bill and Gov. Bobby Jindal said he'll sign it if it reaches him. Add this development to questions the press should ask Gov. Hutchinson when he sends $87 million in tax dollars to wealthy Lockheed Martin and upends the 2016 election process to help his favored presidential candidate.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:43:00

Ark. transgender group receives $15k grant to study trans health

Andrea Zekis with the Arkansas Trans Equality Coalition announced today that the group has received a $15,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington D.C. The grant will be used to research ways to better serve the medical needs of the trans community in Arkansas, in partnership with UAMS in Little Rock.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:27:00

Dog at UAMS sniffs out thyroid cancer

UAMS has been making headlines in the scientific world the last few days for research that indicates a dog has been trained to sniff out thyroid cancer.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 15:41:00

Drug company gives UAMS $10 million

A pharmaceutical company that manufactures drugs to treat myeloma has donated a total of $10 million to the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, UAMS announced today at a press conference attended by several UAMS administrators and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 16:17:00

Dept. of Health: Two cases of swine flu confirmed

The Arkansas Department of Health said today that two people from Arkansas have been confirmed to be infected with swine flu. The Department of Health and the CDC said that the two patients involved have recovered from the virus, which can spread to those who have frequent contact with hogs, but not through eating or handling pork.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 13:44:00

Federal government won't try to interfere with state marijuana laws

The Obama administration said today it would not sue to interfere with laws in 20 states legalizing marijuana to varying degrees.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 15:14:21

Risperdal trial opens

The state's lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson's Janssen pharmaceutical unit went to trial today in Circuit Judge Tim Fox's courtroom.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 09:53:09

Lipschitz leaves St. Vincent

Star geriatrician Dr. David Lipschitz is leaving St. Vincent's Longevity Center in what sounds like a dispute over pay.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 08:47:07

VA smiles on marijuana

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to allow medicinal marijuana in its facilities in 14 states where it's legal.

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