Thursday, January 31, 2019

A National Retail Pharmacy Chain Settles FCA Allegations with a ...

JD Supra (press release)-2 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that a national retail pharmacy chain agreed to settle two whistleblower lawsuits for unprecedented .

Anthem shares soar to record high as insurer speeds pharmacy ...

CNBC-22 hours ago
Shares of health insurer Anthem soared to a record high Wednesday after it announced plans to roll out its new pharmacy benefits management unit IngenioRx ...

Pharmacy must pay $9.5 million for prescription fraud

Kansas City Star-18 hours ago
A small pharmacy based in Overland Park will pay $9.5 million to settle a federal health care fraud lawsuit, and a Lenexa pharmacist will get $1.5 million of that 

Kansas pharmacy to pay $9.5 million settlement in fraud case

WIBW-14 hours ago
(AP) — A small pharmacy based in Overland Park will pay $9.5 million to settle a federal health care fraud lawsuit. The Kansas City Star reports $1.5 million of ..

Pharmacist uses snowmobile to deliver medicine for snowed-in ...

CNN-13 hours ago
(CNN) With temperatures in the danger zone and snow blocking driveways, a Michigan pharmacist got creative in delivering prescriptions to her customers.
Pharmacists deliver prescriptions on a snowmobile
Highly Cited-WILX-TV-16 hours ago

Fake Walgreens Pharmacist Alleged to Have Filled 750000 ...

Fortune-3 hours ago
The California pharmacy board alleges that from November 2006 to September 2017, fake pharmacist Kim Thien Le filled nearly 750,000 prescriptions at three ...

Pharma rep pleads guilty to health-care fraud involving compounded medications

Pharma rep pleads guilty to health-care fraud

Buffalo Business First-18 hours ago
In 2014, he began marketing “compounded medications,” such as pain patches, ... Traditionally, pharmaceutical reps market prescription drugs to physicians.
20 hours ago - Compounding pharmacists too often suffer from the “woe is me” affliction. They feel victimized by the acts of a rogue few, pushed down by the heavy thumb of regulation and often forgotten by other sectors of the health profession.
Dec 5, 2018 - Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. ... Tris Pharma, Inc. sold the affected lots of Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL to ...
2 days ago - Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on 2019 efforts to advance the development of complex generics to improve patient access to medicines

As part of the FDA’s efforts to promote drug competition and patient access, we’ve advanced many policies aimed at making it more efficient to bring generic competition to the market. We’ve been especially focused on a category of medicines known as complex drugs. These are drugs that, by nature of their formulation, delivery systems or the complexity of their active ingredients, for example, are harder to ...

Athens County Farmer Pleads Guilty to Having Contaminated Calf Slaughtered for Beef

CINCINNATI – Cory L. Gillette, 31, of Albany, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to having a medicated calf slaughtered with the intention of selling it as beef for human consumption. The calf was contaminated with Gentamicin, which is not approved for use in cattle.

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To close out 2018, FDA published a revised draft guidance on human ...

Lexology-1 hour ago
In accordance with the United States Food & Drug Administration's (“FDA”) 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan, on December 11, 2018, FDA published its .
Anthem will launch in-house PBM in second-quarter 2019
Anthem will terminate its current pharmacy benefit manager contract with Express Scripts early and transition plan members to its new in-house PBM after it launches earlier than planned.  READ MORE
Medicare drug-pricing changes discussed by senators
The Senate Finance Committee in its highly anticipated foray into drug-pricing issues eyed structural reforms for Medicare Part B physician reimbursement and Part D's catastrophic coverage design.  READ MORE

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

To lower drug prices, we should pursue price transparency — not ...

The Hill-14 hours ago
Drug companies sell to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs control access to insurance plan formularies and sell to pharmacies and hospitals.

Former Butte businessman sentenced for fraud in Florida

Montana Standard-1 hour ago
According to the original indictment, Schreier, then listed as a resident of Hillsborough County, Florida, “received kickbacks and bribes from ASC Pharmacyin ...

Walgreens to pay millions to settle two cases of overcharging for ...

Miami Herald-4 hours ago
According to the decision delivered last week by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the pharmacy giant “resolved allegations that the .

Kansas pharmacy pays $9.5M to settle whistleblower lawsuit

Becker's Hospital Review-5 hours ago
Stark Pharmacy will pay $9.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, which makes it a crime to make a false record or file a false claim ...

Chain pays $1M to settle poor pharmacy record-keeping claims

San Luis Obispo Tribune-11 hours ago
A grocery store chain in Virginia has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to the federal government to settle claims that its pharmacies failed to keep adequate ..

Gold Coast Health Plan extends pact with pharmacy giant, citing ...

Ventura County Star-3 hours ago
pharmacy giant in the heart of a storm that includes a lawsuit and a state audit is set to continue its role managing the pharmacy program for Gold Coast Health ...

Can Pharmacists Take Legal Action After Being Fired?

Pharmacy Times-11 hours ago
One Maintains That Her Reputation Was Damaged Because the Pharmacy Chain Reported Her Termination to the State Board.

Supplying medicines with short shelf-life 'will pose biggest challenge ... minutes ago
... with a short shelf-life, items that need to be refrigerated, compounded medicines ... medium and long-term concerns about the supply of drugs but there will be ...

Pharmacy that supplied IDOC with lethal drugs couldn't comply with ...

Idaho Press-Tribune-5 hours ago
compounding pharmacy that supplied lethal injection drugs to the Idaho Department of Correction was unable to do so after it failed to comply with licensing ..
12 hours ago - In spring 2018, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) announced plans to revise general chapters <795> and <797>, which set standards for compounding ...

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Job Opening for Compliance Officer

Please click on the links below for information regarding the official opening of Pharmacist Compliance Officer [Unclassified] position with the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.  The position is officially open as of January 29, 2019 and applications must be received in the Pharmacy Board office no later than 4:30 p.m. CST Friday, February 22, 2019.

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Minutes for 2018 meetings

An NRI has been published to Oklahoma State Pharmacy Board's website.  Please click the link below for further information:

One of America's richest families is accused of profiting from the nation's opioid crisis
The Sacklers and members of their company Purdue Pharma have been named in a lawsuit that accuses them of profiting from the opioid crisis by aggressively marketing OxyContin, claims denied by attorneys for the family and Purdue. Read the full story

Monday, January 28, 2019

The top regulatory considerations for sports nutrition companies hours ago
... as well as an Arizona pharmacy board plan to regulate supplements in the state ... Stakeholders in the CBD industry are so optimistic that the compound will ..

Feds Want FCA Suit Over $21M Kickback Scheme To Proceed

Law360-3 hours ago
“Specifically, Smith was aware that no pharmacy could pay a commission per ... Tricare paid about $18 million for approximately 4,000 claims for compound ...

FDA warns about blood pressure medication shortages amid recalls

WRCB-TV-15 hours ago
... the potential to generate the carcinogenic compound, Woodcock told NBC News. ... The FDA suggests that medications on the list be returned to the pharmacy

Compounding Pharmacy Sues Express Scripts, Loses Terribly, Pays $20M

Pharmacy Sues Express Scripts, Loses Terribly, Pays $20M

Law360-1 hour ago
Law360 (January 28, 2019, 9:20 PM EST) -- HM Compounding Services LLC will pay Express Scripts Inc. $20 million, in a suit the pharmacy had initiated, after a ...
Law360 (January 28, 2019, 12:30 PM EST) -- While some government agencies appeared to be rolling back regulations and ramping down enforcement efforts in 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was not among them. The FDA worked closely...

Thursday, January 24, 2019

United States: Ninth Circuit Affirms Federal Preemption Over Dietary ...

Mondaq News Alerts-Jan 18, 2019
We should also not be surprised that dietary supplements—such as our daily chewable multivites—generate substantial litigation, usually based on the premise 

Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment in favor of dietary supplement ...

JD Supra (press release)-6 hours ago
We shall see if this decision deters the plaintiffs' bar from bringing deceptive labeling suits against dietary supplement makers, at least where the labeling simply 
16 hours ago - Research suggests that many types of dietary supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients, including erectile dysfunction drugs, weight-loss