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Governor Signs Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill into Law

Governor Signs Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill into Law
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs the pharmacy benefit manager law.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs into law a bill that requires pharmacy benefit managers to be licensed by the state. The Arkansas Pharmacy Benefits Manager Licensure Act requires licensure of any PBM that services any insurance plans that are not self-funded by employers.
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UCA Receives $390K From Conway Regional To Support Nursing Programs

The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System announces a partnership to address a statewide nursing shortage.
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Stuck in the Middle: Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers

A special legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to result in deep-red Arkansas becoming the first state to license and regulate pharmacy benefit managers.
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