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Six defendants to plead guilty to trafficking drugs

GULFPORT — The last of six alleged middlemen accused in a prescription conspiracy case involving a former Stone County surgeon selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication intends to plead guilty in the case. That’s according to U.S. District Court records. Kevin Anderson was one of six accused in a federal indictment of obtaining prescriptions from former surgeon Je ...

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Pharmaceutical companies pay state in fraud case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients. In a statement, Attorney General Jim Hood says agreements were reached with Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Alpharma USPD Inc. and Purepac Pharmaceutical Co., now known as Actavis MidAtlantic, LLC, and Actavis Elizabeth, LLC, ...

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Ex-doctor expected to plead guilty to drug-dealing

SAUCIER — A former Mississippi doctor and another man are scheduled to plead guilty today to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety drugs to people without a legitimate medical exam. Authorities said Je Song, a former Stone County doctor, wrote prescriptions that ended up in the hands of people he never examined, and in some cases people he never ...

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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 money by paying pharmacies too ...

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Florida company building facility in DeSoto County

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 $23-million investment by the company ...

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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 Marketing Economics, LLC, of Oxford. ...

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Uniondale accuses Wyeth of patent fraud

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. District Court in Mississippi against ...

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Ole Miss grants patent rights to ChromaDex

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has granted ChromaDex Corp. the exclusive worldwide patent rights to a potential new therapeutic use for pterostilbene as an anxiolytic or anti-anxiety agent. ChromaDex pTeroPure is an ultra-pure formulation of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries and demonstrated to have multiple health benefits. Irvine, Calif.-based ChromaDex previously licensed two patents from UM that focus ...

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