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Kutak Rock’s national health care attorneys are significantly involved in representing wholesale, retail, long-term care, mail order and specialty pharmacies with every aspect of their businesses; from product acquisition and drug pedigree to proper procedures for customer dispensing and counseling. We have assisted our clients with the negotiation of product purchase agreements and wholesale/manufacturer relationships, developed promotional, distribution and pricing  strategies, and advised on reimbursement matters and participating provider contracts, including  Medicare and Medicaid.

Our national health care lawyers are well versed on day-to-day best practices for the pharmacy industry, managed care issues and ongoing compliance activities; regularly advising on such issues as pseudoephedrine sales, state and federal Controlled Substance Act reporting requirements, recalls, federal and state distribution issues, including those involving the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and the Controlled Substances Act, and emerging e-commerce issues, including NABP VIPPS and VAWD accreditation.

Kutak Rock’s health care attorneys have helped pharmacy clients resolve federal and state governmental health fraud audits and investigations and have counseled and defended our clients with respect to investigations and litigation initiated by federal regulatory agencies such as the DEA, the FDA, the OIG/DHHS and the Department of Justice as well as state regulatory and professional licensing agencies, state Attorneys General, and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units. Our extensive, front-line experience with these serious, regulatory and enforcement matters enables our health care attorneys to also deal effectively and efficiently with responding to less formal and less serious compliance matters such as audits, licensing, accreditation and inspection compliance and investigative demands.