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Pharmacy Law

New Florida Controlled Substance Laws Effective July 1, 2018

By Erica Chapman Beginning July 1, 2018, new laws place additional requirements on prescribers when prescribing controlled substances. Failure to […]

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Big-box Pharmacy Managers Facing Criminal Allegations for Inventory Discrepancies

A warning to all pharmacists working with large-scale commercial retail pharmacies. Recently, there has been a disturbing trend regarding pharmacists […]

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Can Pharmacies Waive Patient’s Copays and Deductibles as they Please?

by Juan Santos, Esq. The short answer is NO. The main reason is the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”), which prohibits […]

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ALERT: Florida Board of Pharmacy Changes 40 Hour Requirement

by Joseph G. Sapp, LL.M. On August 23, 2016 the Florida Board of Pharmacy amended its rule regarding the regulation […]

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What Every Health Professional Should Know About Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Michigan

Nearly all providers prescribe substances that have an impact on their patients’ ability to drive. In addition, many health professionals […]

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DEA Red Flags That Can Trigger DEA Investigations (Raids) into Your Pactice

By Ronald W. Chapman, II The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office of diversion uses “red flag” indicators to determine which […]

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What Physicians Should Do When Pharmacies Refuse to Fill Their Prescriptions

Just like physicians, DEA regulations require that Pharmacists bear responsibility for ensuring that prescriptions are valid and for a medical […]

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What To Do If You Are Accused of Drug Diversion or Stealing Drugs

Most often employers report nurses and other health care professionals for alleged drug diversion and/or failure to properly document medication […]

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Michigan’s New Pharmacy Technician Licensure and Certification Act – Public Act 285

By Robert A. Welch, Jr. On December 22, 2014, 2014 P.A. 285, referred to as the Pharmacy Technician Licensure and […]

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What is Florida’s Professionals Resource Network (PRN)?

It is not uncommon for health professionals at some point in their careers to experience events which lead to a […]

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Vicodin and Other Hydrocodones to Become Schedule II Drugs – DEA Says

by Ronald W. Chapman, II The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its final rule that places a more […]

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