URGENT NOTICE: MBP Phone Number Has Been Spoofed | 9/18/2017URGENT 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 | 9/15/2017The 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 | 9/14/2017TO: 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:
- Thirty (30) days after the death of the issuing physician.
- 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.
- Insofar as controlled substances are concerned, immediately after the loss of DEA Controlled Substances Privileges by the issuing physician.
- Immediately after the revocation, suspension or surrender of the physician's license.
Urgent Notice: Phone In Prescriptions: Dr. Phillip Langsdon - Germantown, TN | 9/12/2017If 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.
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