About the Author
William L. Marcus 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 is on the faculty of the School of Pharmacy at the University of California - San Diego, where he teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics; he is also a part-time administrative law judge.
Marsha N. Cohen 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 non-pharmacist president. She teaches and writes in the areas of food and drug law, administrative law, and torts. She has served on Food and Drug Administration and National Academy of Sciences committees on such subjects as food safety and device good manufacturing practices.