Two U.S. senators are seeking answers about the death of a Missouri veteran following an altercation with police at the KC VA Medical Center. For months, officials declined to provide information to The Star.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, said at Truman Medical Center that he wants a bipartisan effort on the state’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality. A Democrat’s bill last session was ignored.
A woman choked to death after staff at Overland Park Regional Medical Center gave her the powerful opioid fentanyl and then left her unattended to eat breakfast, according to a lawsuit filed in Johnson County.
When Missouri voters approved medical marijuana this month, they did so over the objections of the state’s major physician groups. But there are doctors in the state who say they’re eager to help patients try it.
Gary Peterson of Raytown is trying again to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Missouri in 2020. State Democrats promise to push for expansion too. And Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly made it a campaign promise.
It’s not just gun owners. Thousands of people who work in the transportation industry or buy individual insurance policies could be affected by using medical marijuana, even after Missouri legalized it.
With a cure available, the VA health system has set a goal of eliminating hepatitis C within its patient population in the near future. But a pair of recent lawsuits suggest hurdles that are bureaucratic rather than biological.
Overland Park joined 1,000 municipalities nationwide in arguing that opioid makers and distributors caused a public health crisis by misleading doctors about the drugs’ dangers and bringing in large shipments.
Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital wanted to donate her kidney to her friend Victoria "Dayshanae" Hosman, who was born with a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome and has been a longtime patient at the hospital.
A nurse at Children’s Mercy hospital wanted to donate a kidney to a patient but wasn’t a match. So the hospital worked with KU to start a transplant chain that ended with three patients getting new kidneys.
A fifth lawsuit has been filed in Kansas against Insys Therapeutics, which is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its powerful fentanyl spray, and a doctor plaintiffs say participated in the scheme.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has to complete a months-long rule-making process before anyone can even apply for a medical marijuana card or apply to open a dispensary or grow operation.
Missouri voters may have overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana by constitutional amendment on Tuesday, but most doctors are reluctant to recommend it for patients because it’s not regulated by the FDA.
Samson Dental Partners in Leawood and ImmediaDent urgent care dental clinics are paying $5 million to settle allegations they submitted false Medicaid claims and pressured dentists to give unnecessary cleanings.
There’s a nationwide shortage of the new shingles vaccine Shingrix, says the Centers for Disease Control. Its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, says it may not have enough till 2019. It’s painful for older adults.