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Bryan Thompson Thursday, June 2nd

A doctor and a research coordinator have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they falsified a clinical drug trial in Johnson County last year. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, they were testing a new allergy treatment.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, May 31st

A new law that went into effect May 19th allows law enforcement officers to find out whether someone they’ve arrested has been treated for mental illness. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has more.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 30th

The World Health Organization has designated today (TUE) as World No Tobacco Day—a day to call attention to the fact that tobacco is responsible for killing one in every ten adults worldwide. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, while health officials are trying to discourage tobacco use, the tobacco companies are test marketing a new form of their product in Kansas.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 30th

Kansas members of Congress have embraced a controversial budget-cutting bill even as some other Republicans are distancing themselves from it. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the plan is controversial in part because of changes it would make to Medicare.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 25th

Governor Sam Brownback says improving the University of Kansas Medical Center’s National ranking and reducing income taxes to improve the business climate are keys to growing the state’s biosciences economy. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, Brownback issued the challenge Tuesday during the third of four economic summits he is holding across the state.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, May 24th

The group planning the new state website where more than 500,000 Kansans are eventually expected to purchase their health insurance is starting to make decisions about how the site will function. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 23rd

A new report from the Pew Center on the States says Kansas is not making any progress in addressing the dental needs of children. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, Kansas met only four of the eight benchmarks in the “Making Coverage Matter” report card again this year.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, May 19th

Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at controlling the proliferation of so-called “designer drugs”. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the new law takes aim at broad classes of chemicals, rather than individual compounds.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 18th

The most popular medical school in the country is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ranking is based on an analysis by U.S. News and World Report.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 16th

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two Kansas cattle feedlots to correct violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, both feedlots are in Central Kansas.

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