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Upcoming: Panel on Off Label Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices

What lessons can be learned from recent high profile enforcement actions and settlements regarding off-label promotion of drugs and medical devices? Hear national experts-from both the prosecution and defense perspectives-answer this question as they examine current trends and developments in federal and state enforcement actions at an upcoming breakfast sponsored by The Hamline Health Law Institute and the Health Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association on April 25, 2008.

The panel will include national speakers, Marc Raspanti, partner at Pietragallo, Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti in Pennsylvania; and Michael Loucks, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts in Boston. They will discuss the use of the False Claims Act and the impact of both Medicare Part D and the FDA's newly issued draft guidance with regard to off-label marketing.

The event will be held on Friday, April 25 at Klas Center in the Kay Fredericks Ballroom at 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Contact Marcia Miller for more information, 651-523-2625 or