California

California Passes Controversial Drug Pricing Bill
California Passes Controversial Drug Pricing BillGovernor Jerry Brown signed the bill, but will it actually lower drug costs?
Pharmacists allege CVS rigged training payA group of California pharmacists has sued CVS Health, accusing the retail giant of unfair business practices.
No Rx birth control: Ready, set, dispense?So far, not many pharmacists are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Bill authorizing Medi-Cal payments for MTM introducedA bill that would authorize California’s Medi-Cal program to reimburse pharmacists for medication therapy management has been introduced in the State Legislature.
Albertsons accused of failing to pay overtime, provide meal periodsA California pharmacist recently filed a class action lawsuit against Albertsons, accusing the grocery chain of failing to pay overtime or allowing mandated rest and meal periods for its pharmacists.
California governor signs Rx translation billCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law that will require pharmacists throughout the state to provide prescription drug labels or medical instructions in five languages besides English.
Corporate optical battles ODs on pending CA billAfter years of operating in violation of California law, corporate opticial companies are fighting to pass a bill that would prevent the state from coming after them.
Walgreens settles pharmacist-consultation lawsuitWalgreens has agreed to pay $502,200 to settle charges that some of its pharmacists in California failed to provide patient consultations required by law.
California pharmacist sentenced for Medicare fraudThe owner of a Los Angeles pharmacy was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges he participated in a fraud scheme involving the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
CVS settles three pharmacist-overtime lawsuitsCVS has agreed to pay $7.4 million to more than 1,600 pharmacists throughout California who claimed the retail giant forced employees to work seven days in a row without paying overtime.