As a dynamic corner of the evolving health care industry, pharmacies are subject to a complex matrix of regulations and market forces. Polsinelli attorneys in practices across the firm assist pharmacy clients in matters relating to business organization, commercial contracting, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, reimbursement and regulatory compliance. With our depth in the health care industry, we understand retail, specialty, infusion and long-term care pharmacy services and can assist clients with creative solutions to the issues they face, strengthening their market position and improving the services they can in turn provide their customers.

We frequently represent infusion, compounding and retail pharmacy clients in a variety of services, including:
  • Reimbursement counseling, including Medicaid Part D and Medicare reimbursement relating to durable medical equipment
  • Licensure and compliance under state Boards of Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including the transaction itself and the resulting change of ownership process
  • Commercial contracting and supply chain issues, including arrangements between pharmacies and the manufacturers of the drugs they buy, creating advantageous positioning for our clients
  • Devising compliant policies and procedures and advocating for clients’ interests in regulatory environments

Our work in this area also encompasses regulatory compliance and fraud/abuse counselling, including assisting pharmacies in structuring relationships with hospitals and physicians in a compliant manner. We also counsel clients on site visits by the National Supplier Clearinghouse or respective Boards of Pharmacy, as well as FDA inspections.

Polsinelli’s national platform and breadth of practice provide pharmacy clients the ability to work with a single team of attorneys who can ably represent them on a diversity of issues. Practices with significant experience representing pharmacies include: