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Indiana Pharmacists Not Subject to Private Lawsuits for Refusal to Fulfill Prescriptions


Posted on February 12, 2015 in Litigation Analysis

Written by: Drew B. Howk

Recently, a federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana ruled that pharmacists in Indiana are not subject to patient lawsuits for their refusal to dispense certain prescriptions but can be sued by prescribing physicians for related claims or face administrative actions by the state for improperly refusing to fill a prescription.  Therefore, pharmacies and pharmacists should carefully determine when they... READ MORE

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OIG Report Finds Extensive Misuse of Antipsychotics in Nursing Facilities


Posted on July 9, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report this morning detailing issues found in the use of antipsychotics in nursing facilities.  Utilizing a sample of records from January through June of 2007, the OIG found over 99% of records reviewed failed to meet one or more Federal requirements.   READ MORE

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Nursing Facilities Reminded to Evaluate Disaster Preparedness


Posted on July 26, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

As record-breaking temperatures scorch the Midwest, long-term care providers are reminded to evaluate their emergency preparation plans. Proper planning can mitigate a situation from a potential disaster to a mere inconvenience. CMS provides a checklist, Emergency Preparedness for Every Emergency, for providers to use to evaluate their current emergency plans. Federal regulations at 42... READ MORE

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