In the past week alone, Frier Levitt has seen a sudden increase in actions by pharmaceutical manufacturers against pharmacies related to the use of certain patient savings programs, such as copay coupon programs.  These programs are designed to... Read More
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Frier Levitt was recently successful in assisting a New Jersey-based specialty pharmacy with the reversal of a full audit chargeback of over $100,000 plus the additional audit fee. A major PBM had conducted an extensive audit on the pharmacy and... Read More
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As Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) review participation in their retail pharmacy networks, pharmacy providers find themselves at risk of termination over past audit results. We have recently seen a significant increase in a particular PBM... Read More
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On June 29, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the formation of the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force. This strike force will investigate and vigorously prosecute healthcare providers involved in healthcare fraud... Read More
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After a decade-long wait, the Food and Drug Administration finally issued a proposed rule in late June that would make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to switch products from prescription-only to over-the-counter status while still retaining... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently received an impressive $3.6 million arbitration award against Caremark and SilverScript on behalf of a specialty pharmacy client, Mission Wellness, arising from improper DIR Fees. Despite repressive "gag clauses" imposed by... Read More
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Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) regularly conduct audits on pharmacies to review their performance in relation to the PBM’s terms and conditions. There are several different types of compliance audits that PBMs may initiate, such as desktop,... Read More
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Multiple states across the country have recently taken action and enacted new legislation to regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”). New York is no exception. Earlier in 2022, New York enacted comprehensive laws governing PBMs. More... Read More
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As independent pharmacies across the country look for ways to diversify and grow the scope of products available to their patients, many consider expanding into the durable medical equipment (DME) space, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and... Read More
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The New York Legislature recently passed legislation which it has now sent to the Governor, Kathy Hochul, for signature. If signed, the “Pharmacy Rescue Package” will provide new opportunities for NY-based pharmacies and will provide much-needed... Read More
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