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

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
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The Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Government”) and Bartell Drug, Inc. (“Bartell”), a Washington State pharmacy chain of approximately 70 pharmacies, recently reached a civil settlement in which Bartell agreed to pay a fine... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently obtained a $6.25 Million settlement against a Pharmacy Benefits Manager(“PBM”) on behalf of its Plan Sponsor client (“Plan”). The Plan contracted with the PBM to administer its prescription drug program, and to... Read More
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