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Bryan Thompson Thursday, June 23rd

More than 400 people showed up yesterday (WED) in Topeka for a public forum on reforming the state’s Medicaid program. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the meeting was called by officials of Governor Sam Brownback’s administration who say the massive program is growing at an unsustainable rate.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, June 22nd

The first of three public forums on how to rein in Medicaid costs is scheduled for this (WED) afternoon in Topeka. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, state officials are seeking to make big changes in the health insurance program for low-income and disabled Kansans.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, June 22nd

The family of a 1940 K-U pharmacy grad who went on to head one of the nation’s top pharmaceutical firms has given 1.2-million dollars to the K-U Endowment for the School of Pharmacy. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the money will help meet a critical need, especially in rural Kansas.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 21st

An investigation by the Kansas City Star calls into question whether the Kansas Department of Health and Environment acted impartially in issuing a permit for expansion of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, June 15th

With the prospect of several weeks of flooding along the Missouri River, many people may be tempted to wade into the water in areas where they think they know the underlying terrain. The advice from the Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment Robert Moser (MOH-zher): Don’t do it! More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 14th

KU’s efforts to translate cutting-edge research into benefits for patients have received a 20-million-dollar jumpstart, courtesy of the National Institutes of Health. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 14th

A Manhattan nurse is going to federal prison for three years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute the narcotic, Oxycodone. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Friday, June 10th

A new state law makes it easier for families in Kansas to once again buy child-only health insurance policies. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, June 9th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback convened a group of business, academic, and government leaders in Manhattan today(THUR) to discuss ways to capitalize on the animal health infrastructure in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports.

Bryan Thompson Friday, June 3rd

Federal marshals, acting on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, have seized elderberry juice products from a Kansas winery. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the company is accused of making unproven medicinal claims for the products.

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