In a recent trend, the government is increasing investigations and prosecutions of pharmacies alleging health care fraud and False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations based on inventory shortages. Multiple governmental offices, including the... Read More
Blogs & Articles | Community, Retail Pharmacies | Federal and State Fraud and Abuse Counseling | Life Sciences | Pharmacy Law | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Maryland was the first state in the United States to enact infertility insurance legislation and was the third state that covered fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment. Recently, on January 1, 2021, Maryland’s fertility laws expanding... Read More
Blogs & Articles | Fertility Pharmacies | Life Sciences | Pharmacy Law

On February 4, 2021, the Attorneys General of 47 states announced a $573 million joint settlement with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The settlement, in which McKinsey did not admit wrongdoing, was predicated on McKinsey’s... Read More
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Frier Levitt successfully reverses a PBM network termination on behalf of an Illinois pharmacy.  The PBM, which is wholly owned by a publicly traded company, conducted an onsite inspection of the Pharmacy and identified a number of expired drug... Read More
Blogs & Articles | Community, Retail Pharmacies | Defending Pharmacies in PBM Audits | Life Sciences | Payor Network Access and Defense of Network Terminations | Pharmacy Law | Recent Results

by Guillermo Beades, Esq. of Frier Levitt, LLC, Wiks Moffat, CHC, of HealthCare Compliance Network, LLC, and Jim Tudor, PCA, CPC, of HealthCare Compliance Network, LLC When the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores, it instantly changed the way we... Read More
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Frier Levitt Podiatrist-Attorney Lawrence Kobak, DPM, JD shares a must read Medical-Legal Checklist for 2021 in the latest issue of Podiatry Management. He encourages practitioners to start the year off right by reviewing things such as office... Read More
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As part of an invoice reconciliation audit, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) routinely request pharmacies to provide documents pertaining to pharmacy-to-pharmacy drug transfers.  These documents include invoices and/or purchase summaries from... Read More
Blogs & Articles | Community, Retail Pharmacies | Defending Pharmacies in PBM Audits | Life Sciences | Pharmacy Law