Auto-refill policies are a convenience-driven approach to pharmacy services, designed to ensure that patients with chronic conditions receive their medications in a timely manner. Through pharmacy software programs, pharmacies can automatically... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently helped a New York based pharmacy overturn a network enrollment denial by a major Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”).  The PBM rejected the pharmacy’s enrollment application due to allegations of “common association or... Read More
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Congress has recently increased its scrutiny of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”), coinciding with a crucial policy shift by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that appears promising for independent pharmacies and other providers seeking... Read More
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On March 27, 2023, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed into law HB 1135, providing South Dakota consumers and providers with a much-needed dose of transparency in prescription drug pricing. HB 1135 amends existing legislation and introduces new... Read More
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Frier Levitt was recently successful in reversing a plan-initiated PBM network termination for NJ pharmacies that are under common ownership. Back in 2019, the PBM conducted an audit over the pharmacies on behalf of its plan client and alleged... Read More
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In February, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued an advisory opinion regarding a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s proposal to provide a free 14-day supply of its drug to patients experiencing delays in the insurance approval process.... Read More
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PRESS RELEASE – New Jersey/New York, March 28, 2023 – Jonathan Levitt, a renowned trial attorney in the healthcare and life sciences industries and the co-founding partner of Frier Levitt, has been invited to testify before the U.S. Senate... Read More
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