Drug Distribution & Wholesalers

Do you purchase test strips from suppliers authorized by manufacturers to distribute these products? If not, you may face significant chargebacks and contractual termination when PBMs audit your pharmacy’s test strips invoices.

Virtually all PBM  require test strips to be purchased from the suppliers expressly authorized by manufacturers to distribute their products. Most PBM manuals

As prescription drug spending continues to increase, governments continue to scrutinize arrangements between pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, assistance programs, and patients. For example, recently, two non-profit foundations – Chronic Disease Fund, Inc. (“CDF”) and Patient Access Network Foundation (“PANF”) – have agreed to pay $2 million and $4 million, respectively, to resolve allegations that they

A recent report released by California health officials revealed that drug prices are still on the rise – even despite California’s drug-price transparency laws aimed at curbing drug cost.

In 2017, California passed a drug-price transparency law that requires manufacturers to notify its customers at least 60 days in advance if they plan to increase

 In 2015, the owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Lane Pharmacy passed away. The Pharmacy, however, carried on as nothing had happened. Allegedly, the Pharmacy continued to operate without a pharmacist. This “unusual” Pharmacy operated until 2017, when the California Board of Pharmacy received a complaint that non-licensed individuals were dispensing medications. The Board investigation revealed that

The importance of choosing the right wholesaler cannot be underestimated. With so much emphasis on compliance, a pharmacy cannot succeed if it partners with a wholesaler that does not understand pharmacy business and the requirements placed on pharmacies by PBMs, Boards, and federal agencies. Pharmacy’s profitability largely depends on its wholesalers. Therefore, an effective and

A physician and his wife were recently sentenced to pay fines of $7,500 and $3,000, respectively, for receiving in interstate commerce and delivering misbranded drugs, a misdemeanor. Read the Department of Justice’s summary of the case here.

The physician specialized in the treatment of cancer patients. His wife was managing the practice and was responsible

The FDA has extended the deadline for manufacturers, repackagers, and other distributors to place a drug product identifier at the individual package level for each product introduced into interstate commerce.

Beginning November 27, 2017, manufacturers are required to “affix or imprint a product identifier to each package and homogenous case of product intended to be

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is also known as Track-and-Trace law. It creates a system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs to improve detection and removal of potentially dangerous products from the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain.  The DSCSA has two parts.
 
Phase I is product tracing. Manufacturers, wholesalers, repackagers, and many