Rising drug prices have forced consumers to seek out and utilize the most affordable sources to obtain their prescription medications. Whether it’s through commercial insurance, prescription discount cards, or manufacturer assistance programs,... Read More
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), selected four academic institutions to award $23 million to establish centers of excellence to research delivery of cancer-related care through telehealth. The... Read More
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A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Ruan v. United States clarified the “intent element” in prosecutions of physicians for violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) that are based on allegations... Read More
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On June 29, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the formation of the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force. This strike force will investigate and vigorously prosecute healthcare providers involved in healthcare fraud... Read More
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On May 9, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Final Rule (Final Rule) entitled, “Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.” ... Read More
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The government increasingly has its sights set on various healthcare frauds that result in major financial losses to its healthcare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Recently, the expanded enforcement efforts have included the foot... Read More
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As independent pharmacies across the country look for ways to diversify and grow the scope of products available to their patients, many consider expanding into the durable medical equipment (DME) space, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and... Read More
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As earlier noted, the New York State Department of Health (“NYDOH”) and the New York State Department of Education (“NYSED”) promulgated a so-called “policy,” which is actually a poorly-disguised agency rule, precluding New York... Read More
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In a win for pharmacy in the decade long squirmish between FDA and compounding pharmacies, FDA has been ordered to conduct a review of its MOU. The MOU establishes an understanding between individual State Boards of Pharmacy and the FDA involving... Read More
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In an apparent unlawful exercise of authority, the New York Department of Health (“NYDOH”) and the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) quietly slipped a de facto agency rule into the NYDOH’s Medicaid Pharmacy Manual Policy... Read More
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