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U.S. Department of Justice Intervenes in Five Civil Qui Tam Lawuits in Los Angeles Accusing Insys Therapeutics of Paying Kickbacks in Form of Speaker Fees, Meals, Entertainment, Jobs, Etc. to Encourage Physicians Promote Sybsys, a Sublingual Spray Form of Fentanyl

On May 15, 2018, the United States intervened in five “whistleblower” lawsuits that have been consolidated in United States District Court in Los Angeles and accuse Insys Therapeutics, Inc. of paying illegal kickbacks and defrauding federal health programs in connection … Continue reading

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Mandatory Use of CURES for California Physicians Prescribing Schedules II, III and IV Starts October 2, 2018

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV … Continue reading

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Texas Physicians Should Review New TMB Rules

Texas physicians, PAs may need to register with Texas Prescription Drug Program. Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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Suboxone Practice: Family Practice and General Physicians Need to be Vigilant in Treating Patients. Case Study: Five Physicians Charged with Unlawfully Prescribing and Distributing Buprenorphine

With all the emphasis on treatment for those who have opioid dependency or addiction issues, more physicians are becoming prescribers of buprenorphine (known as Subutex and Suboxone). This is an area where providers should be careful especially if they are not addiction specialists. There … Continue reading

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Physicians Plead Guilty to TRICARE Fraud

In April 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that two physicians pled guilty to participating in a health care fraud scheme against TRICARE, the health care program for U.S. service members and their families. … Continue reading

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