Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Medicaid chooses California firm for management solution

JACKSON — The State of Mississippi Medicaid has selected MedeAnalytics, a California-based provider of healthcare performance management solutions, for the next generation of the state’s Medicaid Electronic Health Records System (MEHRS) application. The state’s primary goal is to integrate claims and clinical data from various health information exchanges and serve as the clinical data warehouse […] [...]

Druggists pushing for limits on filling insured prescriptions

JACKSON — Pharmacists want Mississippi lawmakers to force an end to limits on where people covered by certain insurance plans can get prescriptions filled. However, lobbyists for some pharmacy benefit managers say the state can’t legally regulate certain insurance plans because they’re covered by federal law. The two sides squared off Tuesday in a House […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

Ex-bank teller denied bond; accused of stealing money for drugs

GULFPORT — A former teller for Hancock Bank has been denied bond on a federal criminal complaint alleging she stole more than $80,000 from the bank. The Sun Herald reports 29-year-old Ashley Keel was denied bond Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Court records show that in an interview with the FBI, Keel admitted taking money […] [...]

Used car dealer asks judge to toss marijuana charge

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot is asking for a judge to throw out his conviction and order a new trial. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny […] [...]

Physician pleads guilty to writing fake prescriptions; to repay $1.6M

NATCHEZ — A Mississippi physician who wrote fake prescriptions that helped defraud Medicare of more than $5 million lost her medical license and has been ordered in Baton Rouge, La., federal court to repay the insurer $1.6 million. Dr. Jo A. Francis, of Natchez, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit health care […] [...]

Car dealer pleads guilty after raid nets 416 pounds of marijuana

JACKSON — Federal court records say the owner of a used car dealership in Jackson has pleaded guilty to charges related to a raid on his business that allegedly uncovered 416 pounds of marijuana. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with […] [...]

Associate director at VA hospital arrested for prescription drug fraud

JACKSON — An associate director at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with prescription fraud as part of an ongoing investigation, authorities said Thursday. Dorothy White-Taylor, 59, the associate director of patient care services at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, was arrested Tuesday and released on […] [...]

Late alumna Sciacca endows scholarship at UM School of Pharmacy

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the late Madeline O. Sciacca of Slidell, La., who remembered her alma mater in her will. Sciacca, who obtained her pharmacy degree from UM in 1953, left $400,000 to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy to […] [...]

Pharmaceutical company settles civil allegations for $2.8M

MADISON — A Mississippi-based pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve civil allegations that the manufacturer falsely marketed skin products to receive government funding. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said yesterday Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc., a subsidiary and CEO Max Draughn will pay $1.6 million to the military’s TRICARE program and $1.2 million […] [...]

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