Pa. Appeals Court Backs Decision to Toss Insurance Fraud Suit Against Doctor-Owned Pharmacies Over Alleged 'Kickbacks'
In total, the lawsuit made claims against 18 doctors, nine pharmacies, nine pharmacists, three lay investors and two physician assistants.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has declined to reinstate an insurance carrier’s lawsuit that alleged numerous physicians were receiving unlawful kickbacks when they prescribed compound creams in workers’ compensation cases from the pharmacies in which they had ownership stakes.
A unanimous three-judge panel on Nov. 29 affirmed a lower court ruling, which had tossed the case, Liberty Mutual v. 700 Pharmacy LLC, on a summary judgment motion.
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