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Three essential things to do if accused of medical malpractice

Facing an accusation of medical malpractice is both frightening and overwhelming. It often comes out of nowhere and puts everything medical professionals have built at risk, including their reputation. Such an accusation is something that no medical professional wants to endure in their career–much less their lifetime.  However, it is critical for any medical professional …

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Court says man can sue for pharmacist’s joke

The Arizona Court of Appeals has decided that a national chain of pharmacies can face a lawsuit after one of its pharmacists joked with a man’s ex-wife about a prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs. The lawsuit was dismissed by the trial court and the man’s attorney appealed; the Court of Appeals brought parts of the …

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Rhode Island pharmacy fined for fraudulent prescriptions

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), agreed to accept a fine from a national drug store chain due to filling fake prescriptions in Rhode Island. The fine came without an admission of liability from the company and amounted to over one half million dollars. The settlement does not disclose whether any pharmacies Arizona were involved. …

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Less than 40% of prescribers complying with new prescription law

The state of Arizona has a law on the books that requires doctors to check a statewide database before they prescribe opioids or other controlled substances to patients. According to a report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, in December 2018, eight months after the law took effect, only 38% of doctors checked the …

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Understanding the top 4 fraud and abuse laws

As a newly licensed pharmacist, you’re ready to face the world, meet patients and help them on their paths to better health. You’re also a shiny new target for pharmaceutical manufacturer representatives and others who value your ability to write prescriptions and make referrals. It’s no secret that some people in the health care industry …