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Matt Newcomer and Barbara Rowland Present at the American Pharmacists Association's 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco

March 27, 2017

White Collar Principals Matthew T. Newcomer and Barbara Rowland recently presented in separate sessions at the American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA. 

On March 26th, Mr. Newcomer presented, "Off-Label Marketing: Protected Free Speech?" The presentation examined recent federal court decisions that have concluded that off-label marketing is protected by the First Amendment when truthful and not misleading. However, current laws and regulations restrict proactive promotion of off-label information. Mr. Newcomer provided the latest on the quickly shifting status of the law and what happens if off-label communications restrictions are lifted.

On March 27th, Ms. Rowland co-presented, "Painful Prescriptions: Legal Insight on Compounding and Pain Creams." The presentation examined the use of compound pain creams, which have come under recent regulatory and legal scrutiny, and looked at the role of compounding pharmacies, the various federal and state laws and regulations, common causes of legal issues, and how to minimize risks.

APhA is the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, with more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians as members. APhA is the organization whose members are recognized in society as essential in all patient care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness, and quality of life. Through information, education, and advocacy APhA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.