Healthcare and Insurance

State Pharmacy Program in Mo. to speed up vaccine deliveries

During a Thursday briefing at the State Capitol, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that pharmacies across Missouri will begin receiving prioritized shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine through a new State Pharmacy Program.  “With vaccine supply continuing to increase and more… more

Coping with COVID: Operation Safe encourages eligible KCMO residents to apply for Tier 3 vaccine

Officials advocating with Operation Safe are urging Missouri residents in the Kansas City metro to apply to get vaccinated at their mass inoculation site. Clay County officials are especially asking those who are considered Phase 1B, Tier 3 residents, to sign… more

Metro receives first shipments of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Around 50,000 doses of the recently-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 were signed off to be shipped to Missouri on Sunday, Feb. 28. Of those, 10,000 are to be sent to Kansas City and were expected to have arrived in the… more

KC-based ProPharma acquires Diamond Pharma

Overland Park-based ProPharma Group continues its expansion and international reach, announcing the acquisition of U.K.-based Diamond Pharma Services. ProPharma said it purchased Diamond Pharma Services for an undisclosed amount. Like ProPharma, Diamond Pharma Services provides regulatory and compliance services for… more

U.S. nursing homes report 82 percent drop in COVID cases

More than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities in the U.S. represented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) show an 82 percent decline in new COVID-19 cases among residents, according to… more

Stormont Vail creates alternative COVID vaccine scheduling option

Stormont Vail Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Line as another option for individuals to schedule their vaccine appointment. COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available based on the allocation Stormont receives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and… more

Johnson & Johnson vaccine to arrive in KC area Wednesday

The third and latest COVID-19 vaccine to gain FDA approval is rolling out across the U.S. this week, the first doses expected to arrive in Kansas City tomorrow on Wednesday, March 2. Kansas City will receive 10,000 doses of the… more

Coping with COVID: Mo. partnership to deliver first doses of new vaccine to select health care centers

Today, Governor Mike Parson released the names of the health care centers in each of the state’s nine regions that will receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of the state’s partnership with High Throughput Health Centers (HTHC).  “Our partnership with high… more

SelectQuote makes secondary stock offering of 10.6M shares

This week, Overland Park-based insurance services company, SelectQuote Inc., has made a secondary offering from three of its shareholders as well as the company’s top private equity backer, Connecticut-based Brookside Equity Partners LLC. The secondary offering aims to sell 10.6… more

KU Health COVID patient count down to 16 with the active virus

Another big drop in the number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System today. Sixteen people with the active virus are being treated, down from 23 Friday. Of those patients, five are in the ICU, down from… more