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The Importance of Having Competent Legal Counsel for State Board of Pharmacy Matters

State boards of pharmacy throughout the country serve important functions including overseeing the licensing and registration of pharmacies, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians; establishing and enforcing the laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy; and overseeing disciplinary proceedings involving pharmacies and pharmacists. While the need for competent legal counsel in formal proceedings, such as a hearing or trial, is well known, several states throughout the country conduct more "informal" disciplinary...

What Pharmacies Need to Know: Appearing in Front of a State Board of Pharmacy In this video, attorneys Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq. and Lucas W. Morgan, Esq. discuss what pharmacies should be aware of when appearing in front of a State Board of Pharmacy. Contact Frier Levitt today to speak to an attorney.

What is a Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) Law? Attorneys Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq. and Lucas W. Morgan, Esq. discuss why pharmacies should be aware of when it comes to PBMs and Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) laws, including: What is a MAC law? [0:01] Challenging MAC law/MAC appeals [2:12] Contact Frier Levitt today to speak to an attorney about Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) laws.

UPDATE: NYC Transit Authority Files Motion for Extension in Lawsuit Against Express Scripts

On July 12, 2019, the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) filed a Motion to extend the deadline to file its brief in opposition to Express Scripts' Motion to Dismiss the NYCTA's Complaint, or alternatively, to file an Amended Complaint. Subsequently, the NYCTA's Motion was granted by the Court and the NYCTA will now have until July 30, 2019 to file an opposition brief or to file an amended version...

NYC Transit Authority sues Express Scripts for Failing to Effectively Manage its Prescription Drug Benefit Plan

A recent lawsuit filed by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) raises important considerations for plan sponsors and agencies, such as the NYCTA, that retain the services of Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). On May 16, 2019, the NYCTA sued Express Scripts in New York state court alleging six counts for breach of contract. The NYCTA alleges that since retaining Express Scripts to manage its prescription drug benefit plan, "the...