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Transparency’s Uncertain Future

I just returned from speaking at CBI’s 10th Annual Forum on Transparency and Aggregate Spend.  After 10 years and 3 CMS Open Payments reporting cycles, I’m struck by how uncertain the once bright future of the Sunshine Act is.  Overall, the industry...

CVS, Opioids & Lack of Compliance

The Year of the Pharmacy continues as CVS again makes negative headlines involving opioids.  This time, a pharmacist in Georgia is accused of stealing more than 3,000 pills from them including oxycodone, morphine, Dilaudid, and Adderall.[1]   Inflaming matters, the...

The Government Doesn’t Have to Win to Inflict Pain

Since the recent publication of the so-called Yates memorandum [1] setting out the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) strategy of targeting individuals for prosecution, we’ve seen several recent cases where the Government has not secured a conviction.[2]  For...

Pharmacy Woes Continue – Pharmacists Facing Jail Time

Earlier this year, we predicted that 2016 was going to be the Year of the Pharmacy, and not in a good way.  It seems we were right as the pharmacy woes continue.  This week  two Alabama pharmacists agreed to plead guilty in connection with the deaths of nine (9)...