Francis B. Palumbo

Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Francis B. Palumbo is Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was Executive Director, Center on Drugs and Public Policy. He is a member of the Maryland Bar as well as a licensed pharmacist, and he has practiced both pharmacy and law. In addition to his academic career, he practices food and drug law at a Washington, D.C. law firm. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, he teaches the course in food and drug law. In addition, he served as chair of the editorial advisory board of the Food and Drug Law Journal.

Dr. Palumbo has been the principal investigator on major federal research grants and he served as a member of a NIH study section for over four years. In addition to law, he maintains a strong interest in public policy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology and health services research. He has many journal articles and presentations on a wide range of topics to his credit, including law and public policy, and he co-authored a book on containing costs in third party drug programs.

Dr. Palumbo has also been very active in several national professional organizations, including the American Pharmacists Association, where he served as President of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and the American Society for Pharmacy Law, where he served as President. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina, M.S. and Ph.D. in Health Care Administration from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Select 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.
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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

Publications

Alerts

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