Author | Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD


Federal track and trace legislation imminent

November 12, 2013

The bicameral legislation provides specific requirements for all stakeholders in the drug-distribution supply chain, including manufacturers, wholesalers, repackagers, and pharmacies.

DEA settles $50 million penalty with LTC pharmacy provider

September 15, 2012

Federal agencies have fined an LTC provider $50 million for improperly dispensing controlled substances.

Controlled substances: Progress in technology and e-prescribing

August 10, 2012

DEA published its interim final rule on e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) more than two years ago. While vendors work toward compliance, nationwide deployment of EPCS can only occur once both state and federal laws are aligned in all jurisdictions.

OIG accuses more than 2,600 pharmacies of questionable billing practices

July 15, 2012

The Office of Inspector General has issued a report implicating more than 2,600 pharmacies in Medicare Part D fraud