The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has moved to expanded facilities located at 6360 I 55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.Telephone numbers for the new location are 601-899-8880 for the main office and fax at 601-899-8851. The Prescription Monitoring Program may be reached at 601-899-0138 and fax at 601-899-8904.
MBP Announces New PMP Website | 8/10/2018The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is excited to announce the new website for the Prescription Monitoring Program. Some of the new features of the site include:
- Links to State Agencies and Resources
- Mississippi Statistics
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fillable Forms to Request Speaker
- News and Media Links
This new website will be linked to the current PMP tab on the MBP website. The direct URL is: http://pmp.mbp.ms.gov
MBP Releases Opioid and Benzodiazepine Analytical Report | 8/10/2018"Today we are publishing a detailed report on Opioids and Benzodiazepines prescribed and dispensed in Mississippi. We have received multiple inquiries on this issue. This report offers all stakeholders accurate information. The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy takes seriously our responsibility to the citizens of Mississippi. Part of that responsibility is not only collecting data through the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), but additionally in the detailed analysis of that data. We will continue in our detailed study of this data. In our effort to find ways to battle the Opioid Crisis in Mississippi, it is our hope this information will be used to make appropriate and practical decisions." - - Steve Parker, Deputy Director, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy
MBP Regulation Update | 8/6/2018The following regulations have been amended and became effective July 30, 2018:
ARTICLE IV LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
- The amendment increases the number of required annual continuing education hours from ten to fifteen and requires five of those hours to be related to opioid abuse or other addiction related issues. At least two hours of CE must be live CE. (The enforcement of this regulation will begin with the calendar year 2019. All pharmacists will be required to obtain the increased CE during the 2019 calendar year.)
- ARTICLE VI PRACTICE OF PHARMACY PERMITS
- The amendment allows for the delivery of home dialysis solutions to patients without the necessity of the distributor obtaining a pharmacy permit.
- ARTICLE XLIII PMP
- The amendment includes mandatory review of the PMP by pharmacists based on certain circumstances prior to dispensing opioids.
- ARTICLE XLVI CHARITY PHARMACY REGULATIONS
- The amendment allows retail pharmacies to participate in charitable drug distribution programs that have been approved by the Board.
- ARTICLE XXXI COMPOUNDING GUIDELINES
- The amendment incorporates the provisions from ARTICLE XXVII, STERILE PHARMACEUTICALS into this Article and Article XXVIII will be repealed. The amendment also requires pharmacies who are performing compounding services to obtain a compounding certificate. (The compounding certificate portion of this amendment will not be enforced until the Board develops an application for a compounding certificate. The application will be placed on the Board website after it has been developed and a notice will be sent to all pharmacists.)
- PROCEDURES FOR PERMANENT CLOSURE OF BUSINESS
- The amendment cleans up outdated information related to reporting to DEA and other agencies and streamlines the regulation.
- COVER PAGE AND GENERAL INFORMATION
- The amendment cleans up outdated information such as Board address, phone and fax number, etc.
- ARTICLE XXXV INSTITUTIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICATION KIT PERMITS
- The amendment brings the regulation into compliance with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations.
- ARTICLE XIII PRESCRIPTIONS TO BE FILED
- The amendment eases the burden of maintaining a paper copy of all prescriptions by allowing copies of some prescriptions to be maintained electronically.
To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Click Here.
MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: July 2018 | 7/20/2018The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on July 19, 2018 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link
URGENT NOTICE: Please Verify All Controlled Substance Prescriptions Under Dr. Ben W. Harrelson, DMD | 6/22/2018Please call to verify any prescriptions written for a controlled substance under Dr. Ben W. Harrelson, DMD, with Willowbrook Dental Center at 662-327-4523.
Willowbrook Dental Center
540 Willowbrook Rd.
Columbus, MS 39705
If the prescription is not authorized, please contact the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics at 601-371-3600.
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