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Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help

Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help

Independent pharmacies that serve Medicaid patients in small communities in Illinois  will soon start receiving additional payments from the state.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services confirmed Monday that it has begun implementing a program lawmakers established in 2018 known as the Critical Access Care Pharmacy Program, which provides up to $10 million a year in additional reimbursements for independent, brick and mortar pharmacies located in counties with fewer than 50,000 people.

New laws put strict limits on cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions New laws put strict limits on cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions

New laws put strict limits on cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions

Republicans and Democrats agree that new state laws will make Illinois the strictest state in the nation for imposing limitations on cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed two bills – Senate Bills 1852 and 1854 – into law Friday, June 21, with the aim of increasing safety and testing requirements at ethylene oxide sterilization facilities and other...
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