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Frier Levitt Continues to Find Success in Licensing Board Matters

Frier Levitt is pleased to announce positive rulings in its three latest professional licensing board matters concerning physicians. In each instance, Frier Levitt was able to implement its proven strategy for comprehensively responding to licensing board investigations and disciplinary matters. We understand the implications of disciplinary action and have developed a successful method of approaching these sensitive issues. In one instance the professional board completely withdrew its complaint against a...

New “Paks” are Hitting the Market Among Compounding Pharmacies, but are They FDA and PBM Compliant?

In recent weeks, new “Paks” have begun to hit the market among compounding pharmacies. These Paks are being marketed as almost a hybrid to kits and patches, but with the large difference that they claim to have FDA approval.  The Paks are designed to treat a variety of different conditions, including dermatological conditions. The big question of course is how they will be treated by the FDA and/or the PBMs. ...

“Cold Chain” is Now a Hot Topic

"Cold chain monitoring" has always been an issue in the specialty pharmacy world. The cold chain process in the pharmacy setting refers to maintaining consistent temperatures to ensure pharmaceutical ingredient stability. This starts from the transport of ingredients used in manufacturing a drug to shipping medication to a patient. This can save money for a pharmacy by ensuring that the patient's medication has not degraded due to either extremely high...

Sovereign Immunity and the Corporate Practice of Medicine

Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court determined that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) unreasonably restrained trade in violation of antitrust law as a result of its attempt to restrict non-licensed individuals from providing teeth whitening services. A controlling number of the Board’s members were practicing dentists, and thus considered active market participants in the occupation regulated by the Board. The Court noted that that...

NJ Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill Spurs Opposition from Healthcare Providers

Recently, a group of New Jersey lawmakers introduced Bill A-4444 in the Senate proposing to codify the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act (the “Act”). The Act’s goal is to increase transparency in pricing for health care services and contain rising costs, as out-of-network coverage charges have been steadily exposing consumers to additional costs. In an effort to more efficiently transform the healthcare system, lawmakers are proposing...