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Louisiana: Wholesale Pharmacy Providing Pharmaceuticals to Doctor for Dispensing on Consignment Basis Has No Right of Action Against Employer/Insurer

By Jeffrey C. Napolitano, Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, a plc, Metairie LA Wholesale pharmacies who contract with physicians to provide pharmaceuticals to them on a consignment basis for dispensing to their workers compensation patients, cannot seek payment for the pharmaceuticals directly...

Uncovering the True Costs of Physician Dispensing of Drugs

Do the hidden, and not so hidden, costs of physician dispensing of drugs outweigh the benefits? Drugs prescribed and dispensed directly by physicians often cost substantially more to consumers, and by extension any covering insurer, than drugs dispensed by pharmacies. Last April, I looked at a recent...