Defense for Pharmacists Attorneys
Pharmacists and pharmacies are under strict industry regulations. In addition, they must be in compliance with other rules and regulations at the state and federal levels. It may be difficult to keep up with these regulations, as well as the changes and additions to the various laws. That may be even more so when these changes occur while the prescription drug epidemic and government enforcement are still going on. At Norman Spencer Law Group, we provide defense for physicians nationwide.
As controlled substances have become more tightly monitored, enforcement actions and funding to fight the epidemic have both increased. Pharmacists and pharmacies are expected to keep up to date with the new regulations and laws, no matter how often they end up changing.
What Are the Controlled Substance Regulations?
The regulations that are connected with prescribing and dispensing opioids have changed quite a bit in recent years. Pharmacists and pharmacies are faced with fast-changing regulations and different mandates that apply to different states. Health care professionals need to be very aware of day supply limits, identification verification, and also the frequency of updates to prescription drug monitoring programs within their state, county, and even local jurisdictions.
As essential members of a healthcare team, pharmacists play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders and overdose. They have to, however, play by the rules while they’re doing so.
Duty of Care and Ethics in Defense for Physicians and Pharmacists
Pharmacists also have a duty of care to the people who ask them to fill their prescriptions. This duty makes it so that they uphold a standard of care that involves providing the right medications at the proper dosage, along with precise and accurate medications instructions to every patient they dispense a prescription to.
Prescription errors can be dangerous or even fatal. They can lead to malpractice claims and additional legal troubles. Privacy laws regarding patient information also have to be strictly followed, while proper security measures also need to be in place in order to protect the same information.
The Code of Ethics for Pharmacists is a set of principles that has to be followed by anyone in the industry. They outline the fundamental responsibilities and roles that anyone in the industry needs to fulfill. While the code of ethics falls outside of state or federal regulations, breaching that code can immediately result in legal issues that only a trained professional could properly handle.
It’s essential for pharmacists and pharmacies to be able to fulfill their duties and provide their vital services with care. You should seek an attorney who understands your concerns. An attorney who provides protection and direction before issues even happen.
What Kind of Legal Representation is Available for Pharmacists and Pharmacies?
The Norman Spencer Law Group provides a successful defense of pharmacists, pharmacies, and all other healthcare professionals, with services that include handling regulatory and enforcement issues in the pharmaceutical industry. We’ve represented pharmacy industry professionals with problems involving disciplinary action, false claims, licensure, employment matters, anti-kickback statutes, drug diversion allegations, and many other related issues.
Our representation extends to pharmacy ownership issues, covering things such as employment issues, permits, licenses, selling and purchasing pharmacies, audits, and inspections. DEA and FDA registration falls under our scope of services, and so does representing pharmacists and pharmacies who might be facing enforcement action. Sometimes the daily business operations lead to harm, and that’s another area our team covers.
In addition to pharmacists and pharmacies, we also represent pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers. We can help with matters that include certification, DEA, and FDA registration. We can defend you in criminal and administrative enforcement actions.
Defense for Physicians: How Can I Reduce Risk?
It takes hard work to become a pharmacist and build and grow your business in the industry. Earning your degree on its own takes years of schooling and hundreds of hours of clinical training. Then after that, getting the proper license involves completing an accredited program and passing two separate licensing examinations. Building up your business again takes years of effort, motivation, and plenty of dedication. While no attorney can completely eliminate the risk of litigation, it is possible to significantly reduce these risks.
The defense attorneys over at the Norman Spencer Law Group work with pharmacists and pharmaceutical businesses. We help them maintain their licensing, their assets, their career and, above all else, their freedom.
The Norman Spencer Law Group Can Help
We have years of experience in practicing pharmacy law. The Norman Spencer Law Group has what it takes to make sure that you get the results you need. We’ve represented pharmacists and their businesses in various situations and provided defense for physicians nationwide. There truly is no case too big or small for us, too simple or complex. We’ve got a proven track record of success at both the state and federal levels.
We start with our focus on 1:1 service. That means things like personal attention and remote accessibility. We can work with you no matter where you are. So if you’re facing legal trouble, get in touch with us today. You can be sure that help is on the way.