Francis B. Palumbo

Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Frank Palumbo brings a wealth of experience to his practice, having consulted in food and drug law in addition to teaching and participating in the representation of a multitude of food, drug, cosmetic and medical device clients, including large and small manufacturers. Frank is also a full-time professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he is executive director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy. In addition, he is a senior adjunct professor at the School of Law, where he teaches food and drug law. 

Frank is a licensed pharmacist in Maryland and South Carolina, and has written and published a variety of journal articles and presentations on subjects such as drug policy, economics and financing, marketing, reimbursement, and food and drug law.

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  • Consultant to a number of organizations, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, consulting firms, law firms, public relations firms, professional associations and government agencies. 
  • Assists clients in drug approval, medical device approval, drug compounding issues, advertising and promotion matters, fraud and abuse, and other food and drug and pharmacy matters.
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Experience

  • Consultant to a number of organizations, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, consulting firms, law firms, public relations firms, professional associations and government agencies. 
  • Assists clients in drug approval, medical device approval, drug compounding issues, advertising and promotion matters, fraud and abuse, and other food and drug and pharmacy matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy: Distinguished Alumnus (2012)
  • University of Mississippi Department of Pharmacy Administration: Alumnus of the Year (2004)
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law Simonsmeier Award (2004, 2016)

Memberships

  • American Society for Pharmacy Law
    • Former President
    • Former Board Member
  • Food and Drug Law Institute: Board of Directors 
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Drug Information Association
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research

Community

  • General German Aged Peoples Home T/A Edenwald Continuing Care Retirement Community
    • Chairman of the Board
    • Board of Directors (1995 to 2017)

Military Service

  • U.S. Army (1969 to 1971)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Education

  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Ph.D., Healthcare Administration, University of Mississippi
  • M.S., Healthcare Administration, University of Mississippi
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina