Frier Levitt attorneys speak with prosecutors, Boards of Pharmacies, PBM auditors, wholesalers, and the like on a daily basis on behalf of pharmacies nationally. We regularly spot trends and report back to the industry. We are closely monitoring... Read More
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The healthcare and life science industries should be aware of the recent increase in False Claims Act (“FCA”) or “whistleblower” cases. In fiscal year 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recovered $2.2 billion under the FCA. In 2021,... Read More
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Large chain pharmacies such as Walmart and CVS began refusing to fill or delaying Adderall and other ADHD drug prescriptions written by prescribers working for telehealth startups such as Cerebral and Done Health. As a result, other pharmacies who... Read More
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The healthcare industry in general, and compounding pharmacies in particular, have, over the last several years, faced increased government scrutiny into their business practices, which has corresponded with unrelenting enforcement actions. Though... Read More
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In January 2020, the declaration of COVID-19 as a public health emergency relaxed certain billing requirements.  See 42 C.F.R. 422.100(m) (describing requirements applicable to services provided during a disaster or emergency).  These areas, as... Read More
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False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases brought by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) returned only $2.2 billion in recovered funds in 2020, down from $3.0 billion in 2019 and $2.9 billion in 2018, making 2020’s FCA recovery amount the lowest since... Read More
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The last few years have brought on a slew of litigation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic. Most recently, however, a complaint has been lodged against the United States, which has great potential to shape future litigation. Specifically, on... Read More
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Express Scripts, Inc. (“ESI”), has switched gears once again in its recoupment efforts that originally began on April 7, 2020, and re-initiated by ESI on September 1, 2020 . ESI unilaterally recoups funds from pharmacies based on an alleged... Read More
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