medicine

VA in Biloxi to receive Medical Mobile Unit

The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is scheduled to receive a Medical Mobile Unit on Friday at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The MMU is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver primary care and other services to enrolled…

Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock names new CEO

Ochsner Health has named Wilson Thomas as Chief Executive Officer for Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock and Hancock’s affiliated Health Centers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thomas, a native of Mobile, most recently served as Project CEO for Community Health Systems,…

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers. The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door…

William Carey medical school earns national No. 3 ranking

U.S. News & World Report this year ranked William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine No. 3 nationwide in producing the highest percentage of primary care residents. The 2020 rankings are based on data from 2017 to 2019 and included…

Researchers studying experimental coronavirus drug

Some promising news this morning about the experimental Coronavirus drug Remdesivir. The drug’s manufacture, Gilead Sciences, says the antiviral drug appears to improve symptoms of COVID-19 whether patients receive five or ten days of treatment. That means the supply of…

Local business benefiting from new Farm Bill

On Thursday, President Trump signed the $867 billion farm bill into law. Along with aiding farmers, this bill also legalizes hemp and CBD which had previously been considered a schedule one drug. The Farm Bill is a big deal for…

Concern Rises over ADHD Bill

A bill filed in the Mississippi House has some school professionals concerned. House Bill 107 would require a health care provider to get a second opinion before prescribing ADHD medication to a child. It would require the provider to give…

21st Century Cures Act Approved

After many years of debate, federal lawmakers finally approved the 21st century cures act. The act will speed new medicines through the market and will authorize an additional four point eight billion in spending for medical research. Congressman Steven Pallazo…

National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

This weekend, dispose of your unused medications safely during Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day. The national event serves as a way to collect expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The DEA started Drug Take Back Day back in…

Mother Wants to Educate on Diabetes

State Representative Jeff Guice came under scrutiny after an email he sent to a mother, asking help to obtain medication for her diabetic daughter, goes viral. The diabetic community was angered by his advice for diabetics to think about buying…