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With Fred’s closed, rural Mississippi county has no pharmacy

With the nationwide closure of Fred’s Pharmacy, one Mississippi county is taking it really hard. The residents of Kemper County in east-central Mississippi now find themselves without any pharmacy in the entire county. The Clarion Ledger reports residents will have to place and pick up prescriptions at pharmacies in Meridian or Philadelphia — about a 30-minute drive to each one. Mississippi Board ...

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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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