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Fred G. Weissman

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Fred G. Weissman presently serves as the associate dean for faculty/student affairs and admissions, and is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. Among the several courses Dr. Weissman teaches is the pharmacy law course. Dr. Weissman also teaches another law course entitled Medical Controversies and the Law in another department of the university. He has been recognized by his students as Teacher of the Year on five separate occasions over the last 20 years and was honored as the USC School of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year in 2003. He has published numerous articles in a variety of pharmacy journals and has traveled both nationally and internationally to lecture on a variety of pharmacy-related subjects including issues dealing with both California and federal laws that impact the profession of pharmacy and health care in general. Dr. Weissman is a 1963 graduate from the USC School of Pharmacy and a 1989 graduate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

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Jim Pinder

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Jim Pinder presently serves as assistant professor of pharmacy law in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences and director of academic affairs at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. In addition to teaching pharmacy law, he also teaches an elective course, advanced pharmacy law. He has published in California Pharmacist, Christianity and Pharmacy, and California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. He also presents at California state-wide conferences. Mr. Pinder is a 2004 graduate of the National University School of Business and Management and a 2008 graduate of William Howard Taft University Law School.

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Mark R. Berns

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Mark R. Berns is an attorney in Los Angeles, California, and a member of the State Bar of California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. He has practiced in transactional and general civil litigation matters and has guest lectured for the pharmacy law and ethics course at the USC School of Pharmacy.

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