Chicago, Illinois (May 21, 2012) – On May 3, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn reappointed McDonald Hopkins’ attorney Ned Milenkovich to the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy for an additional five year term. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Pharmacy. The board reviews applications for licenses to practice pharmacy, rules on qualifications of applicants, recommends examinations, authorizes registration of successful candidates, and recommends disciplinary action for licenses. There are a total of nine members of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy – seven licensed pharmacists and two public members.
Milenkovich also Chairs the Drug and Pharmacy Practice at McDonald Hopkins LLC. He is a pharmacist-attorney who combines both professions in the legal practice of medical device, drug and pharmacy law. Ned has had the opportunity to blend both sides of his skill set to advocate on behalf of the firm’s diverse range of clientele, handling matters with respect to both federal (including FDA – and DEA – related matters) and state regulatory compliance, licensing, transactions, and dispute resolution, among others, all in connection with medical device, drug and pharmacy law. He has been involved with legal issues relating to all segments of the drug supply chain, including manufacturers, wholesale distributors, third party logistics providers, retailers, as well as pharmacy benefit managers, health care payer issues, prescription management companies, and physician practices.
About McDonald Hopkins
McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s comprehensive legal services are provided by teams of specialized attorneys and professionals in areas such as business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, estate planning, government affairs, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, and mergers and acquisitions. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visitwww.mcdonaldhopkins.com.