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MBP Board Meeting Agenda - November 16, 2017 | 11/14/2017

​The next meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, 6360 I-55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi. To view the agenda for the MBP November Meeting, Click Here.

Effective Immediately: Drug Facility Update | 11/3/2017

​Notification was directed to all Wholesale Facility Permit holders in November 2016 bringing attention to changes occurring with this permit type in Mississippi that were driven by new DSCSA changes. In order for the state of Mississippi to become compliant with these new regulations, all facilities holding a Wholesale Permit with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy were required to reapply for their license with Mississippi one year ahead of their 2017 expiration date. The new Drug Facility Permit Application was to be received in our office no later than December 31, 2016.

As stated in the November 2016 letter, effective immediately any Wholesale Facility that has not submitted a new Drug Facility Permit Application has been put on inactive status. In order to become compliant with these new regulations you must submit a Drug Facility Permit Application immediately along with a $250 late fee.

To download all documents relating to the Drug Facility Permit Application, Click Here.

2017 Drug Facility Renewal Update: The 2017 Renewal Application for Drug Facility Permit Holders is not yet available. We are working diligently to provide online renewals for all Drug Facility Permits as soon as possible. We will notify everyone via email and our website as soon as these renewals are available. We thank you for your patience!

If you have any questions please email: Licensing@mbp.ms.gov

Special Meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy | 10/31/2017

​There will be a special meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy held on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Courtyard Oxford located at 305 Jackson Avenue East in Oxford, MS. The meeting will be held in the Avenue Ballroom and will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Emergency Announcement: Tropical Storm Nate | 10/6/2017

​Today Governor Phil Bryant announced an emergency declaration in preparation for the possible landfall of Tropical Storm Nate. As a preemptive measure, the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is announcing that:

  • As the result of this impending storm and;
  • In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time, 30 day supply, emergency refill of the prescribed NON-CONTROLLED medication, provided that;
  1. The prescription is not for a medicinal drug listed as a Scheduled Controlled Substance;
  2. The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;
  3. The pharmacist must use his or her professional judgement, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort;
  4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; and
  5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing within a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing. 

Frank Gammill
Executive Director

Tyson Drug Company and City of Holly Springs Saving Lives | 9/26/2017

​In the 2017 legislative session, the Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 996 enabling practitioners to prescribe naloxone through standing orders. The law further allows pharmacies to dispense lifesaving naloxone to any person who would potentially be in position to save the life of a person at risk for overdosing.
 
Tyson Drug Company in Holly Springs has been aggressive in taking advantage of this new opportunity to dispense naloxone through a standing order.
 
The pharmacists at Tysons have not only completed a naloxone training program, but have also developed a training class to instruct others how to save a life with naloxone. Seeing the opportunity to make a difference in the community, the Holly Springs Fire Department and Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies partnered with Tysons to receive naloxone training so they could begin carrying naloxone on their response vehicles.
 
In a letter to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, the pharmacists at Tysons say the benefits of this partnership are already visible in the community of Holly Springs.
 
Recently, the Holly Springs Fire Department responded to a call for a person who was unconscious and believed to have overdosed on an opioid. Upon arriving at the scene the person was not breathing. The first responder administered naloxone, and within a matter of minutes, the person regained consciousness and began breathing again.
 
The letter concluded saying,
 
"This is just one instance where local first responders are making a difference in their community. This could not have happened without all parties' willingness to work together for the common good of the Holly Springs community. Through the continued success of this partnership, our hope is for other pharmacies in Mississippi to be encouraged to work together with their first responders to provide similar services in their communities."
The Board would like to commend Tysons Drug Company for taking the initiative to work with first responders in their community. Executive Director Frank Gammill said, "Tysons actions are making a real difference. I encourage all pharmacies across the state to follow Tysons lead, and become more involved in the training and distribution of naloxone in their area."

MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: September 2017 | 9/25/2017

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on September 21, 2017 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. ​Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: September 2017 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their September meeting.

MBP Welcomes Mississippi Secretary of State as Special Guest at the September Meeting | 9/24/2017

e Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was honored to welcome Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann as our guest speaker for the September Board Meeting. We appreciate leaders like Secretary Hosemann who are committed to bringing awareness locally and nationally to the current opioid crisis in Mississippi and doing whatever it takes to ensure the safety of the citizens of Mississippi.

We are grateful for our partnership with Secretary Hosemann and look forward to our continued work together.

URGENT NOTICE: MBP Phone Number Has Been Spoofed | 9/18/2017

URGENT NOTICE

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy phone number has been spoofed and is being used illegally. The origination of many of these illegal calls is from overseas. If you have received a call from this number and do not have business with us, please regard the call as a fraudulent call and hang up. Spoofing is the process where the originator of a call is able to show, through caller ID, a number and/or name other than the true caller.

Examples of fraudulent calls may include calls relating to Medicare, Back Pain, Medication or Medical Equipment, etc. The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy does not endorse products or contact the public about products or health programs.

Please be assured that the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is doing everything possible to rectify this situation. All appropriate federal, state and local authorities have been notified of this issue. You may report suspected fraud to the Federal Communications Commission.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience this issue may have caused you.

Governor Bryant's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force Recommendations | 9/15/2017

​The Governor's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force has released its recommendations to help Mississippi curb the number of overdoses and death that the opioid epidemic is causing.

The task force presented 41 recommendations in total. The majority of these recommendations are for the health-care-provider community, and for treatment, education and prevention.

To see all of Governor Bryant's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force Recommendations, Click Here.

NOTICE: Michael Leo Baker, D.O - MS License No. 15475 | 9/14/2017

TO: ALL PHARMACISTS
FROM: Mickey Boyette, Agent, CMBI
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

RE: Michael Leo Baker, D.O.
MS License No. 15475

Please be advised, the above identified Licensee executed a Voluntary Surrender of his Mississippi medical license effective IMMEDIATELY on August 3, 2017. As the result of this action, Licensee is no longer allowed to practice medicine in any form in the State of Mississippi. (This includes the issuance of any prescriptions or, the refilling of any prescriptions previously issued by Licensee).

According to the Board's Administrative Code (which is noted below), all prescriptions previously issued by the Licensee are now null and void based on the following:

Part 2640 Chapter 1: Rule 1.11 Prescription Guidelines - All Medications, Section G specifically states:
  1. Thirty (30) days after the death of the issuing physician.
  2. Thirty (30) days after the issuing physician has moved or otherwise changed the location of his or her practice so as to terminate  the doctor/patient relationship. Termination of the doctor/patient relationship results when a patient is no longer able to seek personal consultation or treatment from the issuing physician.
  3. Insofar as controlled substances are concerned, immediately after the loss of DEA Controlled Substances Privileges by the issuing physician.
  4. Immediately after the revocation, suspension or surrender of the physician's license.

Urgent Notice: Phone In Prescriptions: Dr. Phillip Langsdon - Germantown, TN | 9/12/2017

​If you receive a phone in prescription from Dr. Phillip Langsdon, Germantown, TN, please verify the prescription before filling at 901-755-6465.

If the prescription is not authorized, please contact the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics at 601-371-3600.

You may contact your MBP Compliance Agent directly or the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Compliance Division at 601-899-8880 if you have any questions.

Emergency Proclamation - August 30, 2017 | 8/30/2017


The Emergency Procedures passed on August 30, 2017 will also apply to individuals affected by Hurricane Irma.

Pursuant to an Emergency Telephonic Meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy held on August 30, 2017.

Whereas,   The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is charged with the protection of the public health as it relates to patient safety, patient health, patient access, and patient services and:

Whereas,   the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has displaced numerous citizens of the States of Texas and Louisiana;

Whereas,   as our neighboring citizens face unthinkable destruction, we should offer our help in trying to ease the burden and protect the health of evacuees that may be coming into Mississippi with only the clothes on their backs;

Be it resolved that,   in the event that a pharmacist received a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time, 30 day supply, emergency refill of the prescribed NON-CONTROLLED medication, provided that;

1. The prescription is not for a medicinal drug listed as a Scheduled Control Substance;
2. The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;
3. The pharmacist must use his or her professional judgement, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort;
4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; and
5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing with a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing.

Be it resolved that, this resolution is effective immediately, August 30, 2017, through September 21, 2017.

Emergency Board Meeting Voice Call - August 30, 2017 | 8/29/2017

​President of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has called an emergency voice call meeting of the MBP to deal with Hurricane Harvey evacuees and how the Board may be able to assist.  The meeting will be held August 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST

Two Hour Continuing Education Credit For Pharmacists Attending Town Hall Meetings | 8/16/2017

​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has approved allowing two (2) hours of continuing education credit to all pharmacists who attend any of the scheduled Town Hall Meetings. Board staff will be present to validate CE credit.

MBP Board Meeting Summary Report July 2017 | 7/25/2017

​​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on July 20, 2017 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings.

MBP Board Meeting Agenda - July 20, 2017 | 7/14/2017

The next meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, 6360 I-55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi. To view the agenda for the MBP July Meeting, Click Here.

LouFran Gammill | 7/11/2017

​It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of LouFran Gammill. LouFran, wife of Frank Gammill, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, passed away in the early morning hours of July 11, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Each of us not only grieves the passing of LouFran but also for the loss this family suffers.

Services to honor Mrs. Gammill's life will be:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hazlehurst United Methodist Church
127 Caldwell Drive : Hazlehurst, MS 39083

The Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. with a public visitation at the church beginning at 12:00 p.m. The Graveside Committal Service will be at the Union Church Cemetery in Union Church, MS.

Please keep Frank and his family in your prayers. We are attempting to notify the entire pharmacy family. To assist us in this effort, please forward this information as you deem appropriate.

MISSISSIPPI BOARD OFFICES CLOSURE: Out of respect for LouFran, Frank, and the entire Gammill Family, The Board of Pharmacy Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. We will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, July 13. This will also allow the staff of the Board to attend services.  Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars! Dates Scheduled for Opioid Addiction Town Hall Meetings Happening Summer 2017 | 6/22/2017

​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Department of Mental Health, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Jackson Division of the FBI, are hosting multiple Opioid Town Hall Rallies throughout Mississippi to bring awareness to communities across our state about opioid abuse and what you can do to help reduce the death and destruction caused by opioid addiction.

The next Opioid Town Hall Rally will be in Hattiesburg on June 27. Additional rallies have been scheduled for the following dates: July 18 in Tupelo - August 1 in Southaven and August 15 in Columbus. For more information about upcoming Opioid Town Hall Rallies, Click Here.

Department of Mental Health Hosts Second Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Opioid Addiction | 6/8/2017

​A town hall meeting will be held on June 13 in Diamondhead, MS to address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. This meeting is hosted in partnership with the Department of Mental Health, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Board of Pharmacy, and the Jackson Division of the FBI. The meeting will take place at Diamondhead City Hall in the Council Chambers located at 5000 Diamondhead Circle.

For more information, Click Here.

This meeting is the second in a series of town halls that will be held throughout the state in the coming months. The town hall meetings will also share information from Governor Bryant's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force that is expected to release recommendations later this summer.

MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: May 2017 | 5/25/2017

​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on May 18, 2017 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: May 2017 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their meeting.

Department of Mental Health Hosts Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Opioid Addiction | 5/12/2017

​A town hall meeting in Brandon this month will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. The meeting is hosted in a partnership with the Department of Mental Health, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Board of Pharmacy, and the Jackson Division of the FBI. The meeting will be held at the Brandon Civic Center on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, Click Here.

​This meeting is just one in a series of town halls that will be held throughout the state in the coming months. The town halls will also share information from Governor Bryant's Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force that is expected to release recommendations later this summer. 

27th Annual MARP Seminar: Understanding Roadblocks To Recovery | 5/11/2017

​The 27th Annual MARP Seminar presented by The Mississippi Association of Recovering Pharmacists (MARP) will be held August 19-20, 2017 at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, MS. For more information about this event, Click Here.

As a reminder, each newly licensed pharmacist, effective May 1, 2013, in the State of Mississippi is required to attend a MARP sponsored seminar consisting of a minimum of 6 continuing education contact hours once during his/her first 5 years of licensure. This requirement will only apply to Mississippi licensed Pharmacists who actively engage in the practice of pharmacy in the State of Mississippi. For more information on this requirement, Click Here.

Attention Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Permit Holders | 5/2/2017

The July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Permit Renewal Period

The Impact of Opioids in Your Community | 5/1/2017

​​According to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, for the past three years there were 486 reported drug overdoses in Mississippi. ​​​

Presidential Executive Order on Drug Addiction | 4/6/2017

​The White House Has Released A Presidential Executive Order on Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis​.
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MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: March 2017 | 3/16/2017

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on March 9, 2017 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: March 2017​ to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their meeting.

A Message from the Executive Director | 3/7/2017

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the NEW Mississippi Board of Pharmacy website. I have always been told “good things come to those who wait”. The wait is over.

A Message from the Deputy Director | 3/5/2017

Serving as the Deputy Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is both an honor and a privilege. The mission of the Board of Pharmacy is to protect the citizens of Mississippi through the regulation of pharmacy and through setting standards that ensure safety and quality health care for our citizens. I could not ask for a more noble mission.​​​

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