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Ex-surgeon to be sentenced for drug trafficking

GULFPORT — A Jan. 6 sentencing date has been set for a former Stone County surgeon who has pleaded guilty to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication. A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Je Song in a 35-count indictment. Song has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In exchange for his plea, ...

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Ex-surgeon indicted for witness tampering

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 bribe his sister, Gail Lee, ...

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Barbour signs 'meth' bill into law

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 overwhelming bipartisan support. “We are ...

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CHPA 'disappointed' over cold medicine bill

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 passed a bill today that ...

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Cold medicine bill headed for governor's desk

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 earlier passed the bill. Gov. ...

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