OIG Finalizes Rebate Rules: Removal of Safe Harbor Protections for Rebates and Creation of New Safe Harbors for Other Discounts and Service Fees

As the title implies, this final rule clarifies and amends the discount safe harbor at 42 C.F.R. § 1001.925(h) under the federal Anti-kickback statute (AKS) such that rebates paid from drug manufacturers to Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors or their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are not protected from liability under the discount safe […]


Unapproved and Misbranded COVID Treatments Get FDA Attention

There is no FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped one compounding pharmacy from making bold claims. Marketing products as “COVID PACK” and “COVID ‘POSITIVE’ PACK” for the “treatment and recovery from the Covid-19 virus” apparently crossed the line. These products appear to be nothing more than vitamins. It wasn’t the products that got […]