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Pharmacist Admits Paying Kickbacks for Patients to Dispense Compound Drugs 08/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Florida pharmacy has pleaded guilty to health care fraud after prosecutors accused him of paying marketers to bring in patients so he could bill insurers for unnecessary compound drug prescriptions, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida....Read More
 
 

Pharmaceutical Firm Settles Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Misused Opioid 08/22/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc. will pay $4.45 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it used deceptive marketing practices and sold a highly addictive opioid for non-approved treatments, state Attorney General Lisa Madigan said. ...Read More
 
 

Parties in Anguizola SB 1160 Lawsuit Respond to Judge's Due Process Concerns 08/16/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu said last month that he was "inclined" to block enforcement of a law freezing liens of providers charged with fraud, he asked...Read More
 
 

Protz Ruling Triggers Interim Filing of 6.06% Hike in Loss Costs 08/16/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau late Tuesday filed an emergency 6.06% loss cost increase in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision that blocks impairment rating evaluations. ...Read More
 
 

Panel Upholds Award of Benefits for Worker's Industrial Hearing Loss 08/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a worker for his hearing loss. ...Read More
 
 

Pharmacy to Pay Feds $60K to Settle Controlled Substance Allegations 08/15/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Maine pharmacy has agreed to pay the federal government $60,000 to resolve allegations that employees falsified records and diverted controlled substances, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine announced last week.  ...Read More
 
 

Presiding Judge of San Diego WCAB to Deliver Presentation on Liens Next Week 08/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1156 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The presiding judge of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board court in San Diego will deliver a presentation about liens next week at the Hilton Mission Valley in San Diego, sponsored by the Association of Insurance Professionals.  ...Read More
 
 

Panel Upholds Dismissal of Claim by Worker With Pre-Existing Knee Problems 08/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for benefits for a knee injury, since he failed to prove his employment activities were responsible for more than 50% of causation for his injury. ...Read More
 
 

Panelist: Grand Bargain Imperiled, but State Has Constitutional Safeguard 08/09/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ORLANDO, Florida — Most states are racing to the bottom on providing adequate workers’ compensation benefits, but Florida has a unique Constitution that prevents legislative overreach on reducing comp awards, a national expert said here Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

ProAssurance Improves Work Comp Results in Q2 08/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProAssurance Corp. has reported net income of $19.5 million for the second quarter, a 55% decrease from net income of $43.1 million in the second quarter of 2016. ...Read More
 
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