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FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at Michigan Radiological Society Conference

FBMJ attorneys, Randall A. Juip and Anthony D. Pignotti, presented “Current Issues in the Overlap Between Radiology and the Law” to members of the Michigan Radiological Society on October 12, 2019, at their UpNorth Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. The conference was an opportunity for diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at U of M College of Pharmacy Event

FBMJ attorneys, Kim Sveska, RPh, MS, JD and Eric Nordan, RPh, PharmD, JD, presented “Current Status of Marijuana in Michigan” to more than 200 members of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy on October 4, 2019, at the Tom D. Rowe 68th Annual Pharmacy Lectures in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The lectures presented important and emerging issues in pharmacy practice and drug therapy. Sveska’s

Supreme Court Amends Discovery Rules

By:  Christopher J. Ryan, Esq.On June 19, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an order amending multiple Court Rules in ways that will significantly alter the daily practice of attorneys engaged in civil litigation. 11 of the 16 rules contained in subchapter 2.300 (addressing discovery in civil proceedings) were amended. The amendments take effect January 1, 2020. This article highlights some of what

FBMJ’s Rx Attorney, Sveska, Featured Speaker at SMSHP Event

FBMJ pharmacist-attorney Kim Sveska presented “Legal and Ethical Issues Regarding Recreational Marijuana” to pharmacy technicians of the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SMSHP) on June 1, 2019, at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Westland, Michigan.  The lecture provided an overview of the new Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA) approved by vote

Documentation Beats Conversation

Are you properly documenting prescriber interventions before dispensing opioids to your patients? Documentation must support a pharmacist’s professional judgment with clarity and specificity. During a recent Michigan Board of Pharmacy (BOP) inspection, the state inspector advised caution to the pharmacy staff regarding opioid dispensing and documentation of opioid prescription interventions, 

Saulius Polteraitis Elected to MSHRM Board of Directors

FBMJ attorney Saulius Polteraitis was elected to an at-large director seat on the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (MSHRM) Board of Directors at their annual meeting in May 2019. During his 2-year term Polteraitis will assist the organization with decisions on the business, membership and influence of MSHRM in the healthcare industry.Founded in 1979, MSHRM is an organization that pro

State Clarifies “Applicants” for Marijuana Licensure

The Michigan legislature has given further guidance to individuals and businesses interested in obtaining a license for or participating in a new marijuana business. Public Act 3 of 2019, signed into law in April 2019, has clarified the confusion over who is considered an “Applicant” for application disclosure purposes on MMFLA applications submitted after the beginning of 2019.Only “applica

New Steps to Advance FDA’s Evaluation of CBD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with evaluating ways to allow cannabis and cannabis-derived products like cannabidiol (CBD) into foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. A public hearing will be held on May 31, 2019 at its White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland to discuss ways to bring products containing CBD and other cannabinoids to market. The information gathere

(Ian) Eric Nordan Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC as an Associate

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that (Ian) Eric Nordan has joined the firm as an Associate. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.Eric has joined the Healthcare Law practice group and will be representing pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals with licensure and/or regulatory issues, buy-sell transactions, contracts and ot

2019 Michigan Non-Economic Damages Caps

On January 18, 2019, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury announced the 2019 Non-Economic Damages Caps for medical malpractice claims. Michigan has placed these limitations on the total amount of damages for non-economic loss that are recoverable in a medical malpractice action since 1993. The limitations are enacted by statute in MCL § 600.1483, which defines “non-economic loss” as d