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Monday, December 7th, 2015

In the past, the only place patients could go for medications was to a compounding pharmacy. The pharmacist would create a product using raw ingredients kept on the premises. This process changed in the early 20th century with the rise of pharmaceutical companies and an increased concern about safety and efficacy. Today, the vast majority […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Employers are often overwhelmed by the many laws governing labor and employment in the United States. These employment laws can come from both the federal and state levels. Some statutes overlap and some apply only to certain employers or situations. There are several types of employment statutes including civil rights, family and medical leave, workers’ […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

FDA inspections are not what a pharmacist expects to happen on any given day. However, these inspections can happen at just about any time. Consider if you would be prepared if an FDA inspector walked into your pharmacy tomorrow. It is important for pharmacies to understand what occurs during and after an FDA inspection. It […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

There are usually several steps taken during a civil dispute before litigation is considered an option. The pre-litigation process helps both parties prepare for a lawsuit. This formal process also opens up opportunities to settle the dispute with the guidance of an attorney, without the need to go to court. During the pre-litigation process, the […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Managed care contracts must be negotiated between healthcare providers, such as doctors and hospitals, and a managed care organization (MCO) such as an HMO or a PPO. These organizations are always looking for discounted rates, which presents a challenge to providers who are facing rising costs and more legal requirements. A common mistake made by […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

It is quite common for the terms labor law and employment law to be used interchangeably. While these phrases share common terminology, they are two distinct forms of the practice. However, there is some crossover between the two concepts. Employment law covers all laws, mandates, and regulations regarding the employee-employer relationship. Labor law typically focuses […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Do you have durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics or related supplies (DMEPOS) in your healthcare office provided by a home medical equipment (HME) supplier? If so, you should have a lending arrangement with that supplier, which is often called a loan or consignment closet. The medical equipment and supplies in loan and consignment closets are […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Lawyers play different roles in the legal world and most specialize in a certain practice. Some lawyers work on criminal cases, in either the prosecutor or defense attorney role. Other attorneys work on civil cases; these attorneys are known as litigation lawyers. What role do litigation lawyers play in court cases and what qualities does […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Federal laws are very particular when it comes to how healthcare providers, including durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, get information on patients. These laws may come into play when DME suppliers attempt to generate new business. Lead generation efforts are one part of the sales process that can cause suppliers to violate any number of […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Royalties are one way a landowner receives compensation for an oil or gas lease. Royalty interest is the landowner’s share of the gross production, and a royalty owner does not bear the costs of production. For many landowners, calculating royalties can be the most important part of a lease. However, this calculation can also be […]