Posts Tagged ‘pharmaceuticals’

State wins drug-pricing lawsuit against Sandoz

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 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 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. […] [...]

Bayer settles contamination case with rice farmers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — German conglomerate Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay up to $750 million to settle several lawsuits with U.S. farmers who claimed a strain of the company’s unapproved genetically modified rice contaminated the food supply and hurt their crop prices. The litigation goes back to 2006, when Bayer disclosed that an experimental strain […] [...]

Pharmacy group responds to Barbour signing S.B. 2445

by 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 […] [...]

Pharmaceutical association’s ads target state lawmakers

by Published: March 20,2011

Tags: drugs, pharmaceuticals, pharmacies, state government

WASHINGTON — A new ad campaign by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) “warns Mississippi legislators that SB 2445 would increase healthcare costs by granting the State Board of Pharmacy (instead of the State Insurance Commissioner) authority to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).” This power transfer would create a conflict of interest since the board […] [...]

Settlement with drug companies could boost budget

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he hopes a new $20-million boost to the state from a pharmaceutical lawsuit will go to mental health services. House Appropriations Committee chairman Johnny Stringer agrees with the idea. He says the budget just happens to be short $20 million and that the funds would help support […] [...]

Ablitech to begin testing cancer treatment

by Published: June 28,2010

Tags: drugs, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals

HATTIESBURG — Ablitech’s CEO Ken Malone announced that the company is closer to advancing technology that has the ability to stop bladder cancer through its product Versadel.
 Malone said, “The proof is in the lab; a place where we are seeing very promising ways of ending certain cancers and degenerative diseases as we know them […] [...]

CHPA ‘disappointed’ over cold medicine bill

by 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 […] [...]

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