Posts Tagged ‘illegal drugs’

Ex-surgeon indicted for witness tampering

by Associated Press Published: April 27,2010

Tags: courts, healthcare, illegal drugs

JACKSON COUNTY — A Jackson County grand jury has indicted former heart surgeon David Bruce Allen on charges he allegedly tried to bribe witnesses in a marijuana cultivation case. Allen is charged with one count each of bribing a witness, witness tampering and trying to get someone to commit perjury. Prosecutors allege Allen tried to […] [...]

Barbour signs ‘meth’ bill into law

by Wally Northway Published: February 11,2010

Tags: Gov. Haley Barbour, healthcare, illegal drugs, law enforcement

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed House Bill 512, aimed at restricting the purchase of a key ingredient of the illegal drug methamphetamine. House Bill 512, which takes effect July 1, requires a doctor’s prescription to purchase cold and sinus medicine containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine. The bill swiftly passed the Legislature this month with […] [...]

CHPA ‘disappointed’ over cold medicine bill

by Wally Northway Published: February 3,2010

Tags: healthcare, illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), in response to State Senate passage of legislation, which will require a prescription to access over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine: “We are disappointed that the Mississippi Senate chose to overlook consumer sentiment and […] [...]

Cold medicine bill headed for governor’s desk

by Associated Press Published: February 3,2010

Tags: healthcare, illegal drugs, Legislature

JACKSON — Mississippi is poised to become only the second state in the nation to require a doctor’s prescription for cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in the illicit drug methamphetamine. The Senate yesterday sent to the governor a bill that supporters say is designed to curtail the state’s escalating meth activity. The House […] [...]

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