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Prosecutors charge top figure in $400M-plus pharmacy fraud

Federal prosecutors are filing criminal charges against a pharmacist they say is one of the central figures in a $400 million health care fraud. Thomas E. Spell Jr. of Ridgeland was charged Wednesday with one count of attempt and conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Spell faces a charge filed by prosecutors, not an indictment, often a sign a defendant ...

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RIBBON CUTTING: Shiloh Apothecary – Corinth

The Alliance recently helped celebrate the grand opening of Shiloh Apothecary, 2049 E. Shiloh Road in Corinth, with a red ribbon ceremony. Owners, Raymond and Stephanie Mathis, cut the ribbon along with staff members, family and friends. Mayor Tommy Irwin assisted, along with other city and county officials and The Alliance Ambassadors. 

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Lack of pharmacists in Clarksdale forces consolidation

CLARKSDALE — Two Clarksdale pharmacies will soon consolidate into one store. Henderson Drug Inc. pharmacist Val Soldevia tells The Press-Register that he sometimes has to call eight to 10 pharmacists to fill all shifts for a week. And he says the nearest lives in Oxford, 60 miles away. So he’s consolidating his downtown drugstore with his Economy Drug, which is ...

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Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth

In 2011 when Flowood-based Transcript Pharmacy was once again ranked in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation, president Cliff Osbon, R.Ph., attributed Transcript Pharmacy’s growth to the trust patients, health care providers, payors and other third parties put in his company. Now, that trust factor has been augmented as Transcript Pharmacy, which ...

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Transcript Pharmacy earns dual accreditation

JACKSON — Transcript Pharmacy Inc. has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Transcript Pharmacy is dually-accredited and holds Board of Pharmacy permits allowing it to serve patients in all 50 states. In addition to meeting the mandatory accreditation requirements, Transcript Pharmacy also met ...

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Meagan Brown tapped for national pharmacy program

Meagan Brown, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. As coordinator of community pharmacy development, Brown works with community pharmacists around Mississippi to advance pharmacy practice by providing medication therapy management and chronic disease management training, and assisting with ...

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UPDATE: Jackson’s Beemon Drugs is Independent Pharmacy Cooperative’s MVP for 2013

Yes, America still has independent pharmacies, though they may be getting harder to find as national chain drug stores that double as all-purpose retail shops open on about every available corner. Jackson, in fact, has the distinction of being home to the nation’s “Most Valuable Pharmacy” based on voting by the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC). Beemon Drugs, still at its ...

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Jackson's Beemon Drugs wins national award

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) has honored Beemon Drugs of Jackson with its Most Valuable Pharmacy (MVP) annual award. The honor was announced at the recent IPC Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. “We are proud to honor dedicated IPC member Beemon Drugs and its owner Lester Hailey as this year’s MVP,” IPC President and CEO Don Anderson said. ...

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Governor selects pharmacists

Gov. Phil Bryant has selected pharmacists J. Todd Barrett of Madison and Guy M. Phillips of Indianola to fill upcoming vacancies on the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy (Board) representing Old Congressional District 2 and At-Large Retail, respectively. The appointees will assume responsibilities July 1 and will serve a five-year term. Barrett is the owner and operator of Covenant Pharmacy and ...

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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 Insurance Committee hearing called by ...

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