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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 cold. Zutripro and Rezira Oral ...

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Health Department investigating shigellosis outbreak

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating an increase in cases of shigellosis originating in Lauderdale County. Shigellosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Shigella bacteria. The most common symptoms are diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever and stomach cramps. Shigellosis usually goes away on its own in a few days and rarely requires hospitalization. Shigella ...

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Business school, UMMC offering new master's degree

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions is seeking charter students for a new online master’s degree program in healthcare administration. The program is designed for full-time students, with online instruction as the primary method of content delivery. Courses are offered for the fall, ...

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Physician blames attorneys for fraud conviction

JACKSON — A Jackson physician convicted in a $6.9-million healthcare fraud case is alleging her former attorney’s own legal problems may have kept him from providing effective representation during her April trial. Dr. Cassandra Faye Thomas is awaiting sentencing in federal court. The Clarion-Ledger reports she has fired her trial attorneys, Tom Freeland IV and his wife Joyce Freeland of ...

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Chaney goes to D.C. to talk healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and fellow members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) were in Washington, D.C., last week to confer with members of Congress about ongoing financial and health reform efforts. More than 35 state insurance regulators gathered for the NAIC Washington Forum where they were briefed by Nancy-Ann DeParle, White House deputy ...

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Hospital launches service to check ER wait times

FLOWOOD — River Oaks Hospital has added a texting option for ER Extra wait times. For those not requiring immediate emergent care, the ER Extra texting option is designed to help decision making in emergency care faster and easier. The service allows users to simply text their zip code to ERTIME (378463) and they will receive the ER wait time ...

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Work begins on $30M orthopedic hospital

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital and Southern Bone and Joint will start construction in August on a $30 million orthopedic hospital. The Hattiesburg American reports that the completion date for the 30-bed facility is scheduled for October 2012. The finished hospital will connect to Southern Bone and Joint and include more than 74,000 square feet. The facility will have orthopedic ...

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Health Department reports first human case of West Nile

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has identified the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) of 2011. The case was reported in Tallahatchie County. The MSDH only reports confirmed cases to the public. In 2010, Mississippi had eight WNV cases. Although WNV numbers were lower in 2010 than in the previous year, they ...

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Forrest General Hospital reopens expanded NICU

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital recently hosted a grand re-opening event for its newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This unit features expanded space, heightened technology and a design that allows family members to stay in the same room with their child or children. According to Forrest General, this concept is only used in a small percentage of NICUs ...

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Senators join legal brief to overturn healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are among 44 Republican Senators who this week jointly filed a legal brief in support of a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law enacted last year. The Mississippi lawmakers are part of an amicus brief filed May 11 with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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