Arkansas pharmacies face backlog of unpaid insurance claims for COVID-19 treatments – Arkansas Advocate

Senator Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View

More than 170 Arkansas pharmacies will receive nearly $3.7 million in federal funds, pending legislative committee approval, in reimbursement for unpaid insurance claims covering COVID-19 treatments between March 2020 and May of this year. The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) approved the Arkansas Association of Pharmacists’ application for funding … Read more

‘It allowed her to feel at ease’: Fear that dying patients could face greater suffering due to drug shortages

Jodi Adams said her daughter Cosette was able to die painlessly after receiving the drug.

Doctors fear dying patients could face more pain and suffering due to an anticipated shortage of a type of morphine. A drug called Order, a liquid form of the opioid used to treat severe pain, is expected to be stopped in Australia. It is given to people dying of cancer and suffering from other life-limiting … Read more