When looking to purchase a pharmacy, prospective owners must take into consideration multiple aspects of the transaction in order to ensure a successful continuation of operations post-closing. Failure to properly evaluate, structure, and execute a... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently assisted a New York-based independent pharmacy that was placed under temporary payment suspension by a national Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”).  Notably concerning, the temporary suspension was effectuated while the... Read More
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Frier Levitt was recently successful in reversing a Midwest pharmacy’s enrollment application denial by a major Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”). The PBM denied the pharmacy’s enrollment application alleging that the pharmacy was previously... Read More
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Frier Levitt Pharmacist-Attorney, Dae Y. Lee, Pharm.D., Esq., CPBS was recently referenced in an article for the March 24, 2021 issue of Total Pharmacy from his session for the Pharmacists Education on CBD & Cannabinoids Symposium on March 19,... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently assisted an independent pharmacy based in New York that was being audited by a national pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). During the course of the audit, the PBM alleged various audit discrepancies including drug invoice... Read More
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In a recent trend, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (“FEP”), whose pharmacy benefits are administered by CVS Caremark, has been seeking an increasing amount of terminations of network pharmacy providers. Specifically, the... Read More
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In a recent trend, the government is increasing investigations and prosecutions of pharmacies alleging health care fraud and False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations based on inventory shortages. Multiple governmental offices, including the... Read More
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Frier Levitt successfully reverses a PBM network termination on behalf of an Illinois pharmacy.  The PBM, which is wholly owned by a publicly traded company, conducted an onsite inspection of the Pharmacy and identified a number of expired drug... Read More
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