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Ann W. Latner, JD

Ann W. Latner, JD looks at the legal side of medicine.

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Despite many bumps along the road, a case that began with a mail order pharmacy error in 2013 appears to be headed to trial in early 2020.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a case where a pharmacist was sued after admitting to an error which was alleged to have caused the death of a patient, and explains why it is important to always seek counsel before sending any correspondence to a patient or a physician.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a case involving a national pharmacy chain that agreed to pay the government to resolve allegations that some of its pharmacies had filled dozens of forged prescriptions, which turned out to be the second settlement in the past 3 years by this pharmacy chain to resolve…
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses an issue that is arising more frequently, and explains why it is important for pharmacists to understand what constitutes slander or defamation, and what doesn’t.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a pending case that arose after a patient filled a prescription for Fentanyl in the pharmacy, misused the medication, and killed two people in a fatal car crash.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses defamation of a pharmacy, which resulted in the pharmacy shutting down and the pharmacist-owner losing his livelihood.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a case where a pharmacy tech, who was fired by his employer, sued the employer alleging that his termination was based on discrimination because he suffered from ADHD.
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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a case where a pharmacy mistakenly prepared a dosage of 24,000 milligrams of Foscarnet, ten times the amount ordered, which resulted in the death of a patient.
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It should go without saying—doing anything illegal regarding the billing for and dispensing of medications can result in losing your pharmacy license, losing your pharmacy, paying huge amounts of restitution, and potentially going to prison.
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Providing the right medication to the right patient is one of the most important duties of a pharmacist.
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