Tag Archives: Prescription

SCOTUS to examine “good faith” defense in criminal opioid prescription cases

On Nov. 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court consolidated and granted certiorari to a pair of cases involving physicians who were criminally prosecuted for prescribing controlled substances (specifically, opioids) in violation of the Section 841(a)(1) of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).  The consolidated cases—Ruan v. United States and Kahn v. United States—present questions regarding the … Continue Reading

CMS Posts Information on Medicaid Data and the ACA Branded Prescription Drug Fee Program

CMS has developed a web page for information on the use of Medicaid data in the ACA Branded Prescription Drug Fee Program. By way of background, under the ACA, the Secretary of the Treasury determines the amount of the fee to be paid by each manufacturer according to the manufacturer’s share of branded prescription drug … Continue Reading