A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Ruan v. United States clarified the “intent element” in prosecutions of physicians for violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) that are based on allegations... 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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Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that to secure convictions under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) for excessive prescribing of controlled substances, including opioids, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable... Read More
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On November 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), published an Advisory Opinion (AO# 21-15) regarding a proposal to employ a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (“CRNA”), on a... Read More
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently announced several False Claims Act settlements and a new complaint against a Kansas chiropractor concerning allegations of improper billing for the use of certain P-Stim... Read More
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At a court hearing on November 24, 2020, a bankruptcy judge approved a settlement entered in late October between Purdue Pharma L.P. (“Purdue”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), under which Purdue Pharma L.P. plead guilty in New Jersey... Read More
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According to a recent Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announcement, CVS Health’s subsidiary, Omnicare, which provides pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, will pay $15.3 million to the United States to resolve allegations that it... Read More
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As we reported here, attorneys representing state and local governments in the opioid litigation issued subpoenas to pharmacies that purchased narcotics from certain wholesalers and distributors.  Notably concerning, the same attorneys are now... Read More
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As New Jersey has become a hotspot in the COVID-19 outbreak, physicians and the public-at-large are looking for any remedies that may help alleviate symptoms or assist recovery.  One hot topic has been the use of hydroxychloroquine.  Originally an... Read More
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