Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Pharmaceutical companies pay state in fraud case

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2011

Tags: drugs, fraud, lawsuit, Medicaid, pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceuticals, settlement, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients. In a statement, Attorney General Jim Hood says agreements were reached with Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Alpharma USPD Inc. and Purepac Pharmaceutical Co., now known as Actavis MidAtlantic, […] [...]

Ex-doctor expected to plead guilty to drug-dealing

by Associated Press Published: October 20,2011

Tags: courts, doctors, drugs, healthcare, law enforcement, medicine, pharmaceuticals, physicians, prescriptions

SAUCIER — A former Mississippi doctor and another man are scheduled to plead guilty today to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety drugs to people without a legitimate medical exam. Authorities said Je Song, a former Stone County doctor, wrote prescriptions that ended up in the hands of people he never examined, and in […] [...]

State wins drug-pricing lawsuit against Sandoz

by Associated Press Published: September 7,2011

Tags: courts, drugs, Medicaid, medicines, pharmaceuticals, price fixing, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state has been awarded $38.2 million in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit. Hood says a judge found that a pharmaceutical company, Sandoz Inc., inflated the average wholesale prices for its generic drugs. In a news release yesterday, Hood says the inflated number caused Mississippi Medicaid to lose […] [...]

Florida company building facility in DeSoto County

by MBJ Staff Published: August 12,2011

Tags: construction, distribution, drugs, pharmaceuticals, warehouse

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials from Anda Distribution, a leading distributor of generic pharmaceuticals within the U.S., is locating warehousing and distribution operations in Olive Branch. The company is constructing a new 234,000-square-foot facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center that is projected to be operational by the second quarter of 2012. The project represents an approximately […] [...]

Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical […] [...]

Uniondale accuses Wyeth of patent fraud

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2011

Tags: courts, drugs, lawsuits, medicines, patents, pharmaceuticals

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed this week in Mississippi claims a major pharmaceutical company made millions of dollars by misrepresenting clinical data and using sham litigation to maintain a monopoly over a drug used to treat depression and anxiety. Uniondale Chemists Inc., a retail pharmacy in Uniondale, N.Y., filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. […] [...]

Ole Miss grants patent rights to ChromaDex

by For the MBJ Published: June 14,2011

Tags: drugs, education, healthcare, higher education, medicine

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has granted ChromaDex Corp. the exclusive worldwide patent rights to a potential new therapeutic use for pterostilbene as an anxiolytic or anti-anxiety agent. ChromaDex pTeroPure is an ultra-pure formulation of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries and demonstrated to have multiple health benefits. Irvine, Calif.-based ChromaDex previously licensed two […] [...]

FDA approves Cypress’ new cold medicines

MADISON — Cypress Pharmaceutical announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug application (NDA) for Zutripro (hydrocodone bitartrate, chlorpheniramine maleate and pseudoephedrine HCl) Oral Solution (CIII) and Rezira (hydrocodone bitartrate and pseudoephedrine HCl) Oral Solution (CIII). Both products are indicated for the relief of cough and symptoms associated with the common […] [...]

Cypress Pharmaceutical rolls out new generic drug

by For the MBJ Published: May 2,2011

Tags: drugs, manufacturing, medicine

MADISON — Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc. has commercially launched Epinastine HCl Ophthalmic Solution, 0.05%, which is AT-rated to Allergan’s ELESTAT (epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution) 0.05%. As the first company to file an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) containing a paragraph IV certification for this product, Cypress has been awarded a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity. Cypress, […] [...]

Pharmacy group responds to Barbour signing S.B. 2445

by For the MBJ Published: May 2,2011

Tags: drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, state government

JACKSON — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has issued a statement regarding Gov. Haley Barbour signing into law S.B. 2445, which reauthorizes the Mississippi Pharmacy Practice Act and requires pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to be subject to oversight by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, NCPA executive vice president and […] [...]

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