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Guiding essential aspects of healthcare, PBMs and pharmaceutical law.

The Pharmacy Practice team at Husch Blackwell is comprised of industry professionals ready to help you take your financial and business goals to the next level. Whether you’re already in the pharmaceutical market, want to implement a specialty pharmacy within your existing institution, or build a pharmacy from the ground up, our pharmaceutical law team will guide and advise you every step of the way.

With a trend toward patient care from start to finish, implementing a specialty pharmacy within your institution is a way to lower readmission rates while ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients, and make money in the process. In addition to independent, large, manufacturer- and hospital-owned pharmacies, as well as 340B covered entities, our pharmaceutical law clients include:

  • Specialty drug manufacturers and distributors
  • Group purchasing organizations (GPOs)
  • Pharmacy licensure and credentialing
  • Pharma services companies (such as reimbursement hubs, financial assistance providers and co-pay card companies)

Our PBM attorney team also advises pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on compliance matters, network provider contracting and policy drafting. We structure and negotiate PBM rebate arrangements and pharmacy arrangements with pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure compliance with applicable fraud and abuse laws. We also advocate for clients in lawsuits and investigations, including class actions, multidistrict litigation, and actions by governmental entities and insurers. From regulatory counseling to litigation, we provide pragmatic advice and workable solutions that achieve our PBM clients’ business goals.

News Releases | April 10, 2020
Wakaba Tessier Named to Law360 2020 Health Editorial Advisory Board

Tessier will serve as one of 10 subject-matter experts who will offer feedback and insight on Law360's health coverage.

News Releases | May 22, 2019
Drew Canning Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Canning comes to Husch Blackwell from the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the country, where he worked on regulatory issues, compliance, and client solutions.

Testimonials Brent C. Beumer, Vice President of Real Estate & Corporate Counsel, Dierbergs Markets, Inc.

"I very much appreciate the counsel and support we received from the entire Husch Blackwell team. We simply could not have completed this transaction without the expertise, experience and guidance of the 'deal team' at Husch. These outstanding attorneys provide excellent, accurate and timely client service and we would happily recommend all of them to anyone who needed counsel in connection with a healthcare transaction."

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Testimonials Tina Guilder, CEO, Virtus Pharmaceuticals

“The Husch Blackwell attorneys were fierce and tireless advocates for Virtus. In the face of aggressive actions by our competitors and FDA regulators, they developed and executed a legal plan that protected an important market for us. They have my gratitude and highest recommendation.”

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Testimonials In-House Attorney, Pharmacy Benefit Management Organization

Tiffany Hetland is a true partner to both me and my internal corporate clients on an almost daily basis. I value not only the depth of her expertise in a highly technical and complex area of law, but also her ability to think proactively and propose practical solutions that meet the real-world demands of our Fortune 25 business.”

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