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With a PharmD degree can I use that to go into pharmeuctical law?

Not sure what I want to do once I become a pharmacist but I don't want to do retail. #law #lawyer #pharmacy #pharmaceuticals

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Sheila’s Answer

It really depends on what aspect of pharmaceutical law interests you.
If you decide you want to pursue pharmacy and law, several schools have joint PharmD/JD programs including USC in California, University of Maryland, and University of Florida. There is also a Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs degree.
Thank you comment icon I agree with these answers. If you are considering patent law, a pharmacy degree or PhD along with a JD will be useful. If you are considering regulatory, real world experience in CMC regulatory ina pharma company, coupled with a JD can be very useful. Susan Hu
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Herman’s Answer

Hi Erin,

If you want to practice law, you need to go to law school. A pharmacy degree is not needed to practice pharmaceutical law, but it might help.

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Herman
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Dinah’s Answer

If you want to go into pharmaceutical law, you would need to attend law school. Many schools offer a joint PharmD/JD program that will allow yous to study pharmacy and law at the same time. You can also get your Master of Science in Jurisprudence (MSJ) degree with a focus in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Compliance. Having a PharmD will look impressive though, if you are wanting to apply to Law School.

Best of luck to you!
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N’s Answer

You would still have to attend law school. You can go to law school with that degree but that degree is not required to practice pharmaceutical law. I just contacted a former student who had that degree and works in that area. She said most of her colleagues do not have that degree. I'm sure it will make you competitive if you're sure that's the area you like. Best wishes

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