Public Health Committee Focuses On Pharmacy Benefit Managers, High Costs – Lakeshore Public Radio

A public health committee charged with understanding high health care costs heard about pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, Thursday at the statehouse.  PBMs administer prescription drug programs for health insurance plans large and small. The entities were designed to get the lowest drug prices for plans, but have recently come under fire as part of […]

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Day 4 highlights: Regional Director thanks “the strongest minds and warmest hearts in public health” – World Health Organization

On the fourth and final day of the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69), Member States adopted a resolution on promoting health literacy that seeks to help people make informed health decisions. Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab also expressed her deep thanks to delegates and staff for their commitment to public health during […]

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Paintsville native named new commissioner of Department for Public Health – The Paintsville Herald

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has released a statement naming Dr. Angela Tackett Dearinger as the new commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Public Health (DPH). According to the statement, “The department oversees programs designed to improve the lives of citizens and visitors through prevention of negative health outcomes, promotion of healthy lifestyles and […]

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