On Thursday December 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a unanimous decision in the case Rutledge v. PCMA ruling in favor of the Petitioner, Leslie Rutledge, the Attorney General of Arkansas, and against the... Read More
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The current United States marketplace for the regulation of pharmacy benefits is a patchwork of inconsistent (and in some cases non-existent) state laws, state and federal agency regulations, agency manuals and federal laws. Uniform state laws would... Read More
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The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has caused most business operations to go virtual, and PBMs have followed this trend. Earlier this year, we reported that PBMs had briefly suspended audits of pharmacies in an alleged effort to ensure pharmacies were... Read More
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This year a law in New Jersey aimed at regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) went into effect which includes several protections for pharmacies operating in New Jersey. While New Jersey previously had laws in place to regulate PBMs, New... Read More
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During a pharmacy audit, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) often request the pharmacy to submit documents demonstrating that prescriptions were prescribed pursuant to a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship.  If the pharmacy is unable to... Read More
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Frier Levitt Partner, Todd Mizeski, Esq. has an article featured in the current issue of Drug Topics discussing the Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association case that recently went before the Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The SCOTUS’s... Read More
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On October 6, 2020, oral argument was entertained by the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), the first case to reach the high court challenging a State’s ability to... Read More
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Pharmacies often undergo changes to their businesses and operations, primarily to adapt to the changing landscape of providing pharmacy services. These changes are the natural evolution of a business over time.  However, in undergoing these... Read More
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Frier Levitt has been on the front-line when it comes to defending and scrutinizing audits conducted by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) of independent pharmacies. Throughout our challenges against PBMs, we have uncovered and reported... Read More
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