Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'pharmacy'

NY Pharmacists Busted for $3 Million Medicare Fraud

CBS news reported yesterday: Two New York State pharmacists were arrested Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Medicare of more than $3 million after billing the federal government for prescriptions they never filled. Read the full article (with video!) on the CBS...

New York Municipalities Survive Pharma's Summary Judgment Motion in Medicaid Reimbursement Case

From the Globe Newswire February 5: The Honorable Patti Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted the City of New York and New York Counties' motion for summary judgment against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturers in...

Pharmacists Given Vaccination Power

From the New York Times, September 5: Gov. David A. Paterson signed legislation this week that will let pharmacists administer flu and pneumonia shots, a change expected to increase the number of adults vaccinated statewide. Starting Dec. 4, New York...

Governor Takes Aim at Big Pharma

From the DOH website, May 15th: Governor David A. Paterson today announced that he has proposed legislation to limit the influence of pharmaceutical manufacturers over prescription decisions. The Governor’s bill would ban gifts and payments from drug companies to physicians...

Knowledge is Power

New York has updated and expanded its prescription drug pricing website. The website is easy to use and should help consumers make smarter choices about where to fill their prescriptions. The site gives pricing by pharmacy name and location for...

Right to Sell Information on Physicians' Prescribing Habits Restored in NH

Today's New York Times online reports that a federal court in New Hampshire has struck down, on first amendment grounds, a state law that prevented the pharmacy industry from tracking physician prescribing habits and selling the information to drug manufacturers....

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