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November 2017 Archives

Feds: "White coat" sales scheme violates Anti-Kickback Statute

After Danish multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk settled claims that it marketed drugs using a "white coat" sales scam, global pharmaceutical competitor Eli Lilly is facing similar charges. A recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Lilly ran a "multi-tiered kickback scheme" to boost sales of insulin drugs.

Cancer centers in war of words, legal actions

A Texas cancer centers chain with locations across the Southwest has been embroiled in a years-long legal dispute with an Arkansas competitor. Landmark Cancer Center has locations in San Antonio, Dallas, Plano and other spots in Texas.

Why many nurses struggle with drug or alcohol issues

Look at any list of stressful jobs, and chances are that nursing is right up there. For one thing, nurses must wear many hats: medical professional, caregiver, confidant and gofer, to name some. Quite a few work long, soul-draining shifts where they deal with problems that not many other people see.

Did you receive a Medicare overpayment notification?

As a medical professional, a time may come when you receive a Medicare overpayment, which is a payment you receive that exceeds the amounts allowed under current Medicare rules and regulations. Once you receive a Medicare overpayment, it becomes your responsibility to return the excess amount to the federal government, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services track those who receive overpayments to ensure they repay their debts.

3 tips to improve dispensing accuracy at your pharmacy

If you operate a pharmacy, you want to do a great job of getting patients the medications they need. However, sometimes mistakes happen. When your staff gets busy or distracted, they may make errors. What may seem like a small mistake can have severe consequences. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, preventable dispensing errors can be deadly.

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