Could McKesson Settlement Set a Precedent That Would Require Clinical Laboratories to Track Physician Test Ordering?

McKesson agreed to pay a $150 million settlement for not reporting suspicious opioid orders and this case establishes a precedent that could ensnare other providers In today’s world of the Internet-of-Things, it is becoming easier to collect data on every purchase made by individuals and companies. That ability to track the actions of consumers and commercial business has not escaped the notice of law enforcement and regulatory authorities. For example, at some future point, it could be that...

Use of 20 Most-Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in 2009 Drive Increased Utilization of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Tests

Much medical laboratory testing done in support of cholesterol and cardiovascular management In many cases, a prescription for a therapeutic drug is the result of a medical laboratory test. Thus, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers might be interested in knowing which drugs topped the 2010 IMS Health Incorporated list for most-prescribed pharmaceuticals. Topping the list is the combo drug hydrocodone acetaminophen, which is primarily taken to control pain. This blended...
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