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UPDATE: NYC Transit Authority Files Motion for Extension in Lawsuit Against Express Scripts

On July 12, 2019, the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) filed a Motion to extend the deadline to file its brief in opposition to Express Scripts' Motion to Dismiss the NYCTA's Complaint, or alternatively, to file an Amended Complaint. Subsequently, the NYCTA's Motion was granted by the Court and the NYCTA will now have until July 30, 2019 to file an opposition brief or to file an amended version...

Attorney Dae Y. Lee, Esq. Named to The National Trial Lawyers List of “Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New Jersey”

Frier Levitt is proud to announce that attorney Dae Y. Lee, Pharm.D., Esq., CPBS, has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New Jersey list, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their achievements in the field. Membership into the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and...

Pharmaceutical Wholesaler ALERT: Manufacturer Targeting Wholesalers for Allegedly Exploiting Returns Process

A major pharmaceuticals manufacturer may be targeting wholesalers and other distributors who allegedly exploited the manufacturer's returns process. The manufacturer appears to be alleging that distributors fraudulently represented the source of certain drugs, or that they falsely represented the circumstances of their purchase of the drugs, in order to allegedly induce the manufacturer or their agent to accept them through its return goods program and pay out reimbursements in accordance...

Pharmacy ALERT: Aetna Sends Termination Notices to Medicare Part D Network Pharmacies Based on Billing for Lidocaine Creams and Other Topical Treatments

Aetna has sent out notices of termination to Medicare Part D Network pharmacies based on a recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In the guidance, CMS and the OIG do not recommend termination as the response to any indicia of these billing practices. With respect to compounding and specialty pharmacies, CMS specifically advises that "pharmacies that specialize...

NY Anesthesiologist Indicted in Telemedicine Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A New York anesthesiologist was indicted on July 9 for her participation in an alleged telemedicine conspiracy to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicare Part D, and private insurance plans. The physician was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. According to the indictment, the physician, along with other providers, participated in a fraudulent scheme to order and prescribe Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and prescription drugs through...