The dietary supplement market has continued to be one that has captivated consumers and healthcare professionals alike.  While consumers can purchase certain dietary supplements and vitamins at a variety of retailers, an increasing number of... Read More
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After a pharmacy gains admission into a PBM’s pharmacy network, the pharmacy can expect to receive regular re-credentialing requests. Generally, these re-credentialing requests ask that the pharmacy confirm that the information they previously... Read More
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In recent years, the federal government has markedly increased its efforts to target and combat health care fraud. One of the most powerful tools at the government’s disposal to effectuate this effort is the False Claims Act, a civil statute which... Read More
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In a recent trend, several PBMs have been requesting additional documentation during the time of a routine audit of pharmacies.  Specifically, PBMs have been requesting several policies and procedures related to a variety of a pharmacy’s... Read More
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Earlier this year, Senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Braun of Indiana introduced a bill entitled “Pharmacy Benefit Manager Accountability Study Act of 2021.”  If enacted, this legislation would require the Comptroller General to... Read More
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Last month, Montana joined the ranks of over forty states and passed a bill that allows physicians to dispense medications directly to their patients. Prior to this bill, physicians were not allowed to dispense medications to patients and only were... Read More
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Frier Levitt successfully reversed network enrollment denial by a national Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”) against a Dispensing Physician Practice (“Practice”).  The PBM denied the Practice’s enrollment application because the Practice... Read More
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