Frier Levitt successfully reversed a five year wait for readmission for an independent pharmacy into one of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBM”) pharmacy networks.  More specifically, the pharmacy was terminated by the PBM in 2017 for... Read More
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A new Indiana law, codified as Act No. 241 (the “Act”) came into effect on July 1, 2020, providing substantial protections for independent pharmacies operating in the State against various Post Point of Sale (“PPOS”) fees, like Direct and... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) have developed a perverse technique to incentivize pharmacies to dispense more expensive brands, at the expense of Plan Sponsors and patients.  Plan Sponsors seek to reduce their drug spend by encouraging the... Read More
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In September 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the State of New Jersey awarded the PBM contract to OptumRx and agreed to pay OptumRx $6.7 billion over three years to manage and administer pharmacy benefits for the State. Under New... Read More
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PBMs market themselves as “transparent” and purport to “pass through” all rebates to Plan Sponsors. However, recent litigation has brought that into question. We have seen alarming instances where PBMs secretly use little-known Rebate... Read More
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