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Ablitech to begin testing cancer treatment

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 today.” “Our technology effectively carries ...

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CVS Casemark, Walgreen settle contract dispute

NEW YORK— CVS Caremark Corp. and Walgreen Co. have settled a contract dispute that had been expected to prompt thousands of Walgreen customers to search for a new place to fill prescription drugs. Details of the deal announced today were not disclosed. Shares of both companies surged in pre-market trading. Both companies have been negotiating for months and earlier this ...

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Pharmacist found guilty of conducting 'pill mill'

GULFPORT — A federal jury has found pharmacist Nick Tran guilty on all 24 counts in his second trial on allegations of conspiring to dispense controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. yesterday ordered marshals to take the 42-year-old Tran into custody. The Sun Herald reports the judge set sentencing for Sept. 8 ...

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Pharmacy group supports Medicaid decision

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On June 4, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced it was reversing proposed Medicaid reimbursements cuts for health care providers. Pharmacies would have been hit under the plan as their reimbursements would have been cut by 15 percent. The reversal follows on the heels of an intense lobbying effort by the Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association (MIPA). MIPA ...

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Pharmacists voice opposition to proposed plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly opposing Mississippi’s plan to reduce pharmacy reimbursements by 15 percent for the remainder of this fiscal year. The approval is required by the federal government in its partnership with states to provide health care services to economically ...

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FTC, lawmakers eyeing 'pay-for-delay'

WASHINGTON — Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Jon Leibowitz and key members of Congress have renewed their call for legislation that would put an end to anticompetitive patent settlements. According to the FTC, drug manufacturers have been using to keep less-expensive medicines off the market and charge consumers billions of dollars a year in higher drug prices. Speaking at a ...

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