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Surviving A State Administrative Investigation Webinar

https://youtu.be/xfxSaWHsLhI When physicians have issues with state boards and inspections, what should they do? Knowing what happens and how to react can help save your license and your practice. Being on the receiving end of an investigation by the OPMC or OPD can be very daunting. This webinar will take you through the process of the investigation and describe what OPMC and OPD are looking for, along with providing the...

Frier Levitt Congratulates Attorneys Listed as 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Frier Levitt is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys have been selected to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is the largest group we have had recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Co-Founding Partners Daniel B. Frier, Esq. and Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq. have been selected for 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Jonathan has been selected...

Developments in Antitrust Law Impacting Hospital Relationships with Insurance Companies

In a win for state-deputized hospital corporations, a North Carolina non-profit hospital authority defeated a putative antitrust class seeking treble damages on the pleadings. Benitez v. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, d/b/a Carolinas Health System, No. 3:18-cv-00095 (W.D.N.C. March 4, 2019). At issue in Benitez was the presumably anti-competitive effect of so-called "anti-steering" clauses in the defendant hospital's insurer agreements, notably the same conduct the Department of Justice (DOJ) had already...

The Ins and Outs of PBMs Webinar Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgWy4EZpWIY&feature=youtu.be In a world where PBMs also operate their own in-house specialty pharmacies, the incentive to reduce competition has never been stronger. PBMs have used a variety of reasons to justify network termination, many of which are easily avoidable. But to do so requires knowledge by pharmacies, as well as swift and careful action when addressing audits, investigations and credentialing applications. In this recorded webinar, Jesse C. Dresser, Esq. attorney...

The FDA Overhaul on Dietary Supplements

On February 11, 2019, the FDA announced that it will likely undertake a massive overhaul of the regulation of the dietary supplements. Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education ACT (DSHEA) in 1994 granting FDA an oversight of the dietary supplements. At the time, this only required minimal reporting and labeling from the manufacturers. Throughout the years, however, the dietary supplement industry has become a $40 billion market comprising...