January 19, 2021

Volume XI, Number 19

John S. Linehan

JOHN “JACK” S. LINEHAN is an attorney in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, offices of Epstein Becker Green. His practice focuses on pharmacy law, drug distribution and reimbursement, and related fraud and abuse issues, government investigations, and litigation matters.

Mr. Linehan:

  • Counsels retail and specialty pharmacies, drug manufacturers and distributors, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), insurers, and other health care providers and suppliers on a range of pharmacy law and drug distribution issues, including pharmacy licensure and regulation; drug reimbursement by private insurers and under the federal health care programs; compounding, repackaging, and physician dispensing; contract disputes between PBMs and pharmacies; co-pay coupon, direct-to-patient sales, and patient assistance programs (PAPs); channel and formulary management strategies; and the structuring of specialty pharmacy distribution arrangements

  • Provides regulatory and compliance advice relating to business entity formation and due diligence reviews of pharmacies and other drug suppliers and providers targeted in corporate mergers and acquisitions

  • Serves as defense counsel in criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions involving the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act


Articles in the National Law Review database by John S. Linehan