• Drug Pricing

    Uncovering Secret Drug Pricing Practices

    Uncovering Secret Drug Pricing Practices On the surface, pharmaceutical companies can be considered as saviors of mankind because they come up with drugs that help manage a wide range of health conditions, from simple ones like coughs and colds to more complicated illnesses like cancer. But, if people would take…

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  • Pharmacist

    The Role of the Pharmacist Is Expanding

    The Role of the Pharmacist Is Expanding   When people hear the word “pharmacist”, they usually think of a professional who fills prescriptions and dispenses medications. These definitions are technically correct but, if you work as a pharmacist, you have to realize that these aren't the only tasks you should…

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  • Dopamine

    What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know About Dopamine

    What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know About Dopamine It is amazing how technologically advanced the world is, but society still believes in an old idea, posed during the late 1950s, that depression is caused from a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no proof that the theory…

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  • False Claims Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Theory of False Claims Act Liability

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Theory of False Claims Act Liability Practice Area / INDUSTRY: White collar litigation and government investigations; healthcare; corporate compliance The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 16, that corporations can face False Claims Act liability if they bill a federal payor while out of compliance with regulations…

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  • Is Your Pharmacy HIPAA Strong?

    Is Your Pharmacy HIPAA Strong? Healthcare data breaches have become so common, they hardly make a blip in the daily news cycle. We mostly think of data breaches as those impacting large healthcare systems such as hospitals or health insurers however, the majority of breaches occur in considerably smaller organizations.…

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  • FisherBroyles

    HIPAA 2016 Audits Phase 2: Pharmacies and Business Associates Take Notice

    HIPAA 2016 Audits Phase 2: Pharmacies and Business Associates Take Notice As part of its continued effort to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced on March 21 that it has…

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  • Fisher Broyles

    Government Investigations: Specialty and Compounding Pharmacies Still In the Crosshairs

    Government Investigations: Specialty and Compounding Pharmacies Still In the Crosshairs Lately it seems that the specialty and compounding pharmacy industry has been under seize by federal agencies investigating alleged false claims violations. Criminal and civil investigations by the Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and the…

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  • Federal Reserve

    Big Pharma and the Federal Reserve System

    The Connection between Big Pharma and the Federal Reserve System A few weeks into 2015, Senator Elizabeth Warren waged war on Big Pharma. The senior Massachusetts senator proposed that the pharmaceutical industry pay more for federal research. Senator Warren said that big-name drug companies have become “wealthy beyond imagination” through…

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  • Biotech

    Federal Reserve Threatens the Biotech Frenzy

    Federal Reserve Threatens the Biotech Frenzy   Biotech and pharmaceutical companies were engaged in mergers and acquisitions at a high level in 2014. According to date from Jefferies, 45 transactions from that year alone totaled $141 billion which is the highest on record.   The arrival of 2015 also saw…

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  • Financial Pharmacist

    Achieving Financial Independence…Do You Know Your Number?

    Achieving Financial Independence…Do You Know Your Number? By: Timothy R. Ulbrich, Pharm.D., R.Ph. www.yourfinancialpharmacist.com   For the purpose of this article, let’s define financial independence as “the point at which one is able to make the choice as to whether or not he/she will continue to work while having great…

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