News Categories: Pharmacy Law

MAY 2017

State Creates New Bureau to Regulate Medical Marijuana

The State of Michigan has announced the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) charged with developing new statutory requirements that will govern medical marijuana facility licensing in time for implementation in December. The BMMR, which will be housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), is

April 2017

Improved Michigan Automated Prescription System Now Operational

In what has been identified as a new tool in the fight against opioid abuse and controlled substance diversion, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that improvements to the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), Michigan’s electronic monitoring system that tracks Schedule 2-5 controlled

April 2017

Medical Marijuana Laws to Bring New Regulations Once Appointments Made

A recent delay will likely slow the announcement of specific rules and regulations that will govern the application process for a license under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (the Act). Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of three bills that created regulatory framework for the distribution of medical

February 2017

Kim Sveska & Nicholas Nahorski to Speak at 2017 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition

FBMJ attorneys Kim Sveska and Nicholas Nahorski will be speaking at the upcoming Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition to be held February 24-26, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Their presentation titled “Legal Updates and More” will address the impact of the opioid epidemic

March 2016

Non-adherence to Reporting Changes Could Lead to Pharmacy Suspension or De-participation

Caremark has recently sent out an Amendment to the 2016 Caremark Provider Manual to those pharmacies that participate in its pharmacy networks concerning the “Reporting of Investigations and Disciplinary Actions.” This provision requires a pharmacy to report to Caremark in writing the occurrence of certain events within 10 business days of

February 2016

Kim Sveska Appointed to SBM’S Michigan Marijuana Law Section Science Committee

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Kim Sveska to the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Marijuana Law Section Science Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to educate the Section’s members about marijuana legal issues related to science. Some of the identified

January 2016

FBMJ’s Randall Juip to Present at ABA TECHSHOW 2016

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Partner Randall Juip will once again be presenting at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Randy’s presentation, Opening, Closing, and Everything in Between: Organizing Your Visual Evidence will address the challenge of clearly

November 2015

Kim Sveska Featured Speaker at ASPL Pharmacy Law Seminar XXVI

FBMJ attorney Kim Sveska was a featured speaker at the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) 26th Annual Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar, November 12-15, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Sveska was part of a panel of experts presenting, “Major Issues Confronting Pharmacy Technicians as their Roles Evolve.” He provided

MAY 2015

Kim Sveska Featured Speaker at FSU College of Pharmacy Annual Spring Seminar

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip pharmacist attorney, Kim Sveska, was the featured speaker at the Ferris State University (FSU) College of Pharmacy 62nd Annual Spring Seminar on May 18-19, 2015 in Big Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Sveska’s presentation Duty to Warn provided insight into new pharmacy technician rules, licensure and ramifications,