About the Author
Marsha N. Cohen, JD , is professor of law at Hastings College of the Law (University of California). She served for two terms as a member of the California State Board of Pharmacy and was its first nonpharmacist president. Prof. Cohen has served on numerous federal government and National Academy of Sciences committees on such subjects as FDA's drug approval methods, sodium intake reduction, food safety, and device good manufacturing practices. She teaches and writes in the areas of food and drug law, administrative law, and torts. She is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard Law School.
Sami Sedghani, BS, PharmD, JD, is an intellectual property litigation attorney with the global law firm of Latham & Watkins. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Sedghani was a hospital pharmacist at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where he was responsible for clinical medication management, including review and monitoring of medication regimens of patients with complex disease states. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
The late William L. Marcus, JD , co-author of the first six editions, was a deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice for 25 years, specializing in professional and occupational disciplinary cases, and was counsel to the California State Board of Pharmacy from 1982 to 2001. He taught Pharmacy Law and Ethics at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of California - San Diego) from 2002 to 2007. He was a graduate of American University and the University of San Francisco School of Law.