In only a month, COVID hospitalizations have gone from lows similar to June 2020 after quarantine up to then what took four months to hit in October 2020 — when Trump's coronavirus task force advised Gov. Kevin Stitt that "many preventable deaths" were happening in Oklahoma.
The daily average of first-dose vaccinations each week plummeted to 3,810 in mid-April from a peak of 15,382 in mid-March, according to state data. The average has held relatively steady at about 3,000 first doses per day since May.
The Legislative Working Group on Medical Marijuana held its seventh meeting Wednesday to discuss testing and product labeling. Additional meetings are expected.
The Medical Marijuana Food Safety StandardsBoard members took part Tuesday morning in the first of two days of talks that will help them compile a set of recommendations for product processing and handling.
Interim Health Commissioner Tom Bates tells the legislative working group that the current emergency rules create a “buyer beware” environment for consumers.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health will participate in a question-and-answer session Wednesday with the bipartisan, bicameral working group assigned to handle medical marijuana regulations.
Oklahoma is looking to lower premiums for people who buy their insurance from the individual market, but the plan might not help those who are…
To achieve a 25-35 percent decrease in premiums, nearly 1.9 million insured Oklahomans, including those who get coverage through an employer, would have to pay an extra $60 per year.
Advocates of the aged, blind and disabled said a new managed-care program could be highly disruptive for thousands of impaired Oklahomans who might be forced to switch doctors and adapt to new care regimens.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber will be holding a forum this week on the key recommendations of the Leavitt Report.