Drug Interactions Expert Witnesses
What is a drug interactions expert witness?
Drug interactions expert witness candidates typically have a PhD with areas of expertise in pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology, internal medicine, microbiology, and/or are board certified registered pharmacists (RPh). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a drug interaction professional with prior expert testimony experience. Experts may be a member of an industry association such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), or the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).
What types of cases require a drug interactions expert witness?
The process of drug development – from concept, preclinical testing, clinical trial development to an approved drug – typically takes more than 10 years. Drug interaction science is a key component of drug development, identifying change in the effects of drugs or side effects of a drug when administered with a food, beverage, supplement, or another drug.
Litigation support by drug interactions expert witness could involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. Wrongful death, standard of care, product liability, and medical malpractice cases could also require the expertise of a drug interactions expert.
Drug interactions expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, top litigation firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to find medical expert witnesses for a wide variety of matters including cases involving:
- drug overdose and toxicology causation,
- pharmacy standards,
- regulatory affairs and FDA regulatory submissions,
- drug metabolism,
- forensic toxicology,
- drug-drug interactions,
- opioid addiction as a result of prescriptions for chronic pain management,
- cannabinoid drug abuse,
- adverse drug reactions in a nursing home setting,
- pharmacy practice prescription medication errors,
- drug safety and medication labeling, and
- pharmacologist medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might a drug interactions expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services by an expert specializing in drug interaction could include research, literature, and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In addition, a law firm may request a toxicologist or pharmaceutical industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a drug interactions expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Drug Interactions Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Drug Interactions experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Drug Interactions landscape.