The Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Government”) and Bartell Drug, Inc. (“Bartell”), a Washington State pharmacy chain of approximately 70 pharmacies, recently reached a civil settlement in which Bartell agreed to pay a fine... Read More
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In 2019, Frier Levitt reported a new dispensing limitation CVS Caremark (“Caremark”) introduced in its retail networks that took effect on January 1, 2020. Specifically, Caremark issued an “Aberrant Product List” that identified... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently obtained a $6.25 Million settlement against a Pharmacy Benefits Manager(“PBM”) on behalf of its Plan Sponsor client (“Plan”). The Plan contracted with the PBM to administer its prescription drug program, and to... Read More
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Despite the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases and the limit on gatherings, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will expire on December 31, 2020. Enacted in March 2020, the FFCRA provided extra expanded leave entitlements to... Read More
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As the opioid crisis continues to result in devastating consequences throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) is broadening its opioid enforcement to all stakeholders involved in the opioid supply chain including,... Read More
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published the long-awaited new rules related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and the Stark Law (collectively, the “Final Rules”). The Final Rules are part of... Read More
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