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MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: November 2018 | 11/16/2018

​​​​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on November 15, 2018 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: November 2018 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their November meeting. ​​​​​

MBP Board Meeting Agenda: November 15, 2018 | 11/15/2018

​​The next meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 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 September Meeting, Click Here.
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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines | 11/13/2018

​​The Mississippi Medical Licensure Board (MSMLB) has revised its rules on prescribing opioids in Mississippi. Attached is a quick reference guideline and FAQ page addressing the changes. While the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy does not enforce the MSMLB regulations, we think it is important to provide this information to pharmacists who will be filling the prescriptions and submitting claims for reimbursement.

MSMLB Prescribing Regulation Tools
Quick Reference Guide
FAQs

Emergency Proclamation of the MBP as a result of Hurricane Michael | 10/12/2018

​​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, severe weather-related events can cause the displacement of numerous citizens of the State of Mississippi and other nearby States; and Whereas, in the best interest of protecting the public health and to facilitate access by the public to drugs that are vital and necessary to maintaining each individual’s health, now therefore; 

Be it resolved, in the event that 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 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 judgment, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort; 
  4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; 
  5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing with a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing. 
​This resolution shall be effective during any State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Mississippi or upon the authorization of the President of the Board due to a state of emergency in a nearby State.
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To download a copy of this resolution, Click Here.​
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MBP Board Meeting Agenda September 20, 2018 | 9/17/2018

​​The next meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, 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 September Meeting, 

Emergency Proclamation of the MS Board of Pharmacy - September 4, 2018 | 9/4/2018

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, severe weather-related events can cause the displacement of numerous citizens of the State of Mississippi and other nearby States; and Whereas, in the best interest of protecting the public health and to facilitate access by the public to drugs that are vital and necessary to maintaining each individual’s health, now therefore; 

Be it resolved, in the event that 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 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 judgment, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort; 
  4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; 
  5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing with a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing. 
​This resolution shall be effective during any State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Mississippi or upon the authorization of the President of the Board due to a state of emergency in a nearby State.
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Resolved through an emergency, telephonic meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy this day, September 4, 2018 at 1:00 o’clock P. M.

To download a copy of this resolution, Click Here.​
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It's Renewal Time! | 8/29/2018

​The online eLicense Portal is NOW OPEN for the following 2019 Renewals: 

  • ​Pharmacist License and Controlled Substance Registration
  • Pharmacy/Facility Controlled Substance Registration
  • Drug Facility Permit 
Your renewal deadline is December 31, 2018. For online renewal questions, please email Licensing@mbp.ms.gov. 

Click Here To Renew​​

MBP Announces New PMP Website | 8/10/2018

​The 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

To access a copy of this report, Click Here.  ​​​​​

MBP Regulation Update | 8/6/2018

The 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 RegulationsClick Here.  ​​
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MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: July 2018 | 7/20/2018

​​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on July 19, 2018 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link 
MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: July 2018 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their July meeting. ​​​​​

URGENT NOTICE: Please Verify All Controlled Substance Prescriptions Under Dr. Ben W. Harrelson, DMD | 6/22/2018

​Pl​ease 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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Naloxone Statewide Standing Order | 5/31/2018

Through a standing order issued by the Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier, pharmacists are now permitted to dispense by request the narcotic blocker naloxone. A prescription from​ a doctor or other medical practitioner is not required. 

We urge you to read the Joint Press Release issued today: 


To view or download the Naloxone Statewide Standing Order:
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Please follow these simple steps from Cheri Atwood, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy's Director of Compliance, to dispense: 

  1. ​Maintain proof of completion of Board approved training program. 

  2. Maintain a copy of the standing order. 

  3. Reduce the standing order to a prescription (prescriber is the physician that issued the standing order/Dr. Mary Currier issued the Statewide Standing Order) - fill and file the prescription as a legend drug. 

  4. Provide proper counseling on the use of the medication.  ​​​​
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MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: May 2018 | 5/18/2018

​​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on May 17, 2018 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: May 2018 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their May meeting. ​​

It's Renewal Time! 2018 DME Renewal | 5/9/2018

The July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 Durable Medical Equipment Permit Renewal Period is now officially open. 

If there are no changes to your permit, you must renew online. 
  • ​If this is your first time to renew, you must log on as a new user. 
  • If you renewed online during the last renewal period, you will log in as a returning user. 
For more information about the 2018 DME Renewal and to RENEW ONLINE, Click Here.

If you have questions, please email Licensing@mbp.ms.gov.
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Please Join Us For A Retirement Reception Honoring Frank E. Gammill | 5/1/2018





MSHP Offers CE Opportunity for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians | 4/26/2018

MSHP 65th Annual Meeting

July 27, 2018 | Oxford Conference Center | Oxford, MS | For more information contact MSHP: info@msshp.org or visit: http://msshp.org/meetinginfo.php

This year MSHP will be offering 6 hours of pharmacy technician CE credits on Friday, July 27th, including pharmacy law.

Presented by The Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP)​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Board approved Continuing Education opportunities will be posted on our website:

Continuing Education Opportunities for Pharmacists

Continuing Education Opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians​​​​​​​

Frank Gammill, Executive Director, Announces Retirement | 3/6/2018

Frank Gammill, Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, Announces His Retirement

Dear Friends,

It is with mixed emotion that I announce my retirement as Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy effective June 1, 2018. This has been a difficult decision for me, but after a career of 54 years I am convinced the time is now. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family.

I have been blessed in my career and especially in my work with the Board of Pharmacy. The honor of serving the State of Mississippi and the profession of pharmacy in the role of Executive Director is a marvelous way to end my career.

When I was promoted to the position of Executive Director, I had many goals. One important goal and accomplishment was the need for another facility for the Board and staff. In 2013 we accomplished this effort and made our move to our current location. Our new offices offer a more appropriate and productive work environment for both the Board and staff and represents the profession well.

I knew we had the need to update our licensing system. Although a software system is always a work in progress, I am very proud of our new system and what it has been able to offer all of us. We continue in our efforts to bring this and all the Board systems into the 21st century.

The Mississippi Prescription Monitoring program has been in existence since 2005. It began as a manual system, but now has been developed into a system that I will put up against any PMP in the nation.

PBM licensing and oversight is a critical need for the citizens and our profession. Although we are limited in our authority over PBM activity, I am proud of our accomplishments in this area.

I am most proud of the staff of the Board of Pharmacy. I am confident in the ability and dedication of my staff. I can only hope the next Executive Director will learn to love the staff and the work of the Board as much as I have.

I retire with the peace of mind that my successor will have the tools necessary to continue improving the Board's work and to take the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy in Mississippi to an even higher level of success.

Over the next few weeks and months I hope to be able to personally visit with you. I will always cherish our friendships and I look forward to watching the profession of pharmacy and the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy grow in our service to the public.

Sincerely, 

Frank E. Gammill​ 
Executive Director
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MBP Newsletter: March 2018 | 3/5/2018

The March 2018 Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Newsletter is now available. Click Here to download the latest newsletter from MBP.

The following topics are covered in this month's newsletter: MBP Going Green, Pharmacy Technicians, Annual Controlled Substance Inventory, Reporting Controlled Substance Losses and USP 795 and 797 Compliance. 

Please make this newsletter available to all of your pharmacy employees. Thank you! ​
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Online eLicense Renewal Portal Open For Business | 2/14/2018

After weekend maintenance on the online renewal portal, the eLicense Portal is now open once again for online transactions and renewals. Should you have any issues while attempting to renew your license or registration with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, please contact Licensing@mbp.ms.gov. Thank you for your patience during this upgrade!

2018 Pharmacy Technician Renewal | 2/5/2018

Online Renewals are now available for Pharmacy Technicians. The April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 Pharmacy Technician Renewal is now available for online renewal through our eLicense Portal. Click Here for additional information regarding your renewal and to access the eLicense Portal. If you have not used the online portal before, you will need to register as a new user.

If you were arrested between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, you will need to contact the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy for instruction on submitting a paper renewal application. You will not be able to renew online.

If you have questions or need username/password assistance for the portal, please email: Licensing@mbp.ms.gov

MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: January 2018 | 1/25/2018

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy met on January 18, 2018 to conduct business and hold disciplinary hearings. ​Please click the following link MBP Board Meeting Summary Report: January 2018 to read a synopsis of the items presented or considered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy during their January meeting.

Attention Pharmacists: Has Your PMP Account Been Approved? | 12/13/2017

​If you have recently registered with the PMP, please login and check the status of your account. If your account shows PENDING, send an email to MSPMPASSIST@mbp.ms.gov. The email address you used for your registration will have to be verified by you to complete your PMP registration. 

Attention: Fraudulent Call-In Prescription: Cole Facial Plastic Surgery | 12/11/2017

​Dr. Jeptha Cole at Cole Facial Plastic Surgery DEA Number and NPI Number have been compromised. Due to this, please call and verify all call-in prescriptions from this day forward.

Contact: Mallory Mann, Cole Facial Plastic Surgery, Patient Coordinator
1030 North Flowood Drive, Suite A
Flowood, MS 39232

Phone: 601-933-2004
Fax: 601-896-0112

Attention Pharmacists: Prescription Monitoring Program Registration is Mandatory | 12/7/2017

ATTENTION: Pharmacists NOT registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) as of January 1, 2018 WILL have board action taken. Mandatory registration with the PMP went into effect in 2015. This requirement was for EVERY PHARMACIST licensed in Mississippi, regardless of occupation or State of residence.

In addition, if you are NOT registered with the PMP and it is discovered that you checked "yes" (you are registered) on your online renewal, there will be additional fines and/or penalties.

To Register: Click on the link below to open the MS PMP page. Click on create an account and follow the instructions. Make sure you check your email as you will have to verify your email address with the software.

https://mississippi.pmpaware.net

Please email MSPMPASSIST@mbp.ms.gov or call the MSPMP at 601-899-0138 with any questions.


"Stand Up, Mississippi" Campaign Announced at the State Capitol Wednesday | 12/7/2017

​Deputy Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, Steve Parker, along with representatives from Mississippi Department of Health, Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics gathered at a press conference announcing the "Stand Up, Mississippi" campaign at the state capitol Wednesday.

"Stand Up, Mississippi," is one part of Mississippi's State Targeted Opioid Prescription Project, funded through a $3.58 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant awarded to the state in April.

Click Here to watch Wednesday's press conference and read more about the "Stand Up, Mississippi" campaign.

2018 Drug Facility Permit ONLINE RENEWALS Now Available | 12/5/2017

​Online Renewals are now available for all Drug Facility Permit Holders. The January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 Drug Facility Renewal is now available for online renewal through our eLicense Portal. Click Here to Access the eLicense Portal. If you have not used the online portal before, you will need to register as a new user.

If you have questions or need username/password assistance for the portal, please email: Licensing@mbp.ms.gov.

2018 Drug Facility Permit Renewal Update | 11/29/2017

The January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 Drug Facility Renewal Application is now available through our online eLicense Portal. Click Here to Access the eLicense Portal.  If you have not used the online portal before, you will need to register as a new user. Once you log in you will be able to download a hardcopy renewal form for 2018. We are still working on providing online renewals for all Drug Facility Permit Holders. We will notify everyone via email and our website as soon as online renewals are available. If you have questions or need username/password assistance for the portal, please email: Licensing@mbp.ms.gov. We thank you for your patience!

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.

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. ​​​

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.

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