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FL Pharmacy Alleges Wrongful HHS PrEP Program Termination

On March 25, 2024, a Florida-based pharmacy alleged in a lawsuit it filed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly cut it off from a federal program. This program provides free access to pre-exposure prophylaxis HIV-prevention (PrEP) medication for HIV patients. Turner Drugs filed a motion in the U.S. District Court […]

HHS Releases Final Substance Use Disorder Confidentiality Rule

By: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule modifying the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records federal regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 2). The new regulation will supposedly […]

Florida Man Guilty in $36.2M Telemedicine Fraud

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 20th, 2024, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in the Middle District of Florida, announced that a Florida man pled guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud in a $36.2 million telemedicine fraud scheme. As part of […]