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Kansas pharmacies gear up for expanded COVID-19 rollout

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds, potentially thousands, of pharmacy workers could inject vaccines into the arms of Kansans in the coming months. New rules, at least for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, now let an additional class of...


Kansas lab built COVID-19 test used by colleges, Hollywood

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — For months, the people at a Johnson County lab found themselves consumed, running an endless parade of tests on human spit. The feds hadn't yet OK'd a single saliva test for COVID-19, but the scientists at Clinical Reference...


Kansas nursing homes waiting on coronavirus testing gear

Nursing homes that don't have the machines and kits need to send their samples to private labs, but some say the prices are impossible to afford long-term. Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. D...


Testing push may be leading providers to adopt faulty tests

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Herington Municipal Hospital got fed up with long waits for lab results that would tell its patients with respiratory symptoms whether they have the novel coronavirus. So when a sales representative called the 25-bed hospital...


Shrinking Kansas town pins hopes on promise of free tuition

NEODESHA, Kan. (AP) — Three hundred middle and high schoolers filed into their school auditorium last week in the small, southeast Kansas town of Neodesha, uncertain why they'd been called there. They left cheering and hugging. Some of the older...


CBD oil with THC in Kansas stores, but legality is confusing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — They're here in Kansas. CBD products with a bit of that oh-so-taboo THC in them. To vape, to put under your tongue. Some retailers argue those products became legal on July 1 because of tweaks to state regulation of...


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