Home infusion pharmacies face a unique set of challenges and requirements in providing care to patients in the comfort of their homes.  This is equally true when it comes to the Medicare Part D benefit, which provides coverage for prescription... Read More
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Florida-based pharmacies and pharmacists have reason to rejoice following the signing of historic pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) legislation into law in Florida. Specifically, on May 3, 2023, Governor DeSantis approved Senate Bill 1550 (“SB... 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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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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On Friday, March 3, 2023, the Florida Senate introduced Senate Bill 1550 (“SB 1550”) which would regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) operating in Florida. In January 2023 Governor DeSantis announced proposed legislation designed to... Read More
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Regardless of the size of your pharmacy, pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) audits are inevitable. While these audits are promoted as a means to ensure network pharmacies operate in compliance with the terms of PBM Provider Manuals and federal and... Read More
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In October 2022, Pennsylvania’s former Governor Tom Wolf, before leaving office, signed House Bill 1630 (“HB 1630”) into law. HB 1630 grants the Pennsylvania Auditor General authority to audit pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) that... Read More
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On January 15, 2023, the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (the “Department”) issued a report titled “Act No. 131 (2022) Report: Pharmacy Benefit Management” (the “Report”). As the title suggests, the Department was required... Read More
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Since being established in May 2022, New York’s Pharmacy Benefits Bureau (“Bureau”) has requested input from the public on six separate occasions regarding New York’s laws governing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”). The Bureau’s... Read More
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