Category: Pharmacy Medical Malpractice

Maryland Pharmacists Seek Golden Ticket

Proposed legislation in Maryland seeks to add “pharmacists” to the definition of “health care provider” so that their financial interests are protected at the expense of the most seriously harmed victims of their negligence, and so that they also enjoy…
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Man Who Overdosed On Fentanyl Cannot Sue Pharmacy

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District stated in its opinion dated December 22, 2021: “The question in this appeal is whether claims brought against a pharmacy on behalf of a decedent who overdosed on illegally obtained prescription drugs are…
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Federal Jury Holds Pharmacies Responsible For Role In Opioid Crisis In Ohio

On November 23, 2021, a federal jury determined that CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies created a public nuisance by recklessly distributing massive amounts of opioid pills in two Ohio counties. The amount of damages the two Ohio counties may receive…
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Mississippi Pharmacist And Louisiana Marketer Plead Guilty In $180M Health Care Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that a Mississippi pharmacist and a Louisiana marketer pleaded guilty in August 2021 in the Southern District of Mississippi for their roles in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE and private insurance companies by…
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Mississippi Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To $180M Health Care Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 20, 2021 that a Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE and private insurance companies by paying kickbacks to distributors for the referral of medically…
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135 Month Prison Sentence For Health Care Fraud Involving Tricare

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced on May 28, 2021 that a Georgia man was sentenced on May 27, 2021 to over 135 months in federal prison for defrauding Tricare of approximately $12 million through…
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Arizona Lawsuit Against Costco For Disclosing Erectile Dysfunction Prescription To Patient’s Ex-Wife

In its opinion filed on March 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of the State of Arizona (“Arizona Supreme Court”) stated, “Section 12-2296 affords healthcare providers immunity from liability for damages if they acted in good faith when disclosing medical information…
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New York Pharmacies Owners Charged With $30M COVID-19 Health Care Fraud

On December 21, 2020, two owners of more than twelve New York pharmacies were charged in an indictment for their roles in a $30 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme, in which they exploited emergency codes and edits…
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Study Found Top 1% Of Opioid Prescribers In U.S. Responsible For 49% Of Opioid Prescriptions

A study entitled “Opioid prescribing patterns among medical providers in the United States, 2003-17: retrospective, observational study” published on January 29, 2020 in the British medical journal BMJ reported: “In 2017, the top 1% of providers accounted for 49% of…
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Compounding Pharmacist Found Guilty In $21.8M Health Care Fraud Case

The United States Department of Justice announced on March 11, 2020 that a federal jury in Texas has found a 75-year-old pharmacist guilty of charges related to health care fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. After a six-day trial, the…
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