MORRISTOWN, N.J. & NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE
, a premier provider of commercial and compliance services to the life sciences industry, and Seton Hall Law School, a highly ranked law school known for expertise in health law and compliance education, have announced a partnership to provide ethics and compliance training to pharmaceutical sales representatives in response to new laws regulating sales representative activities.
Together, Seton Hall Law and QPharma will provide a turnkey training solution, which will be delivered online via QPharma’s Ti LMS™ Learning Management System. The City of Chicago, which recently adopted such a law, has now approved QPharma and Seton Hall Law as a Continuing Education Provider and has approved the first five courses the organizations jointly developed.
Seeking to ensure transparency and integrity in life sciences companies’ interactions with healthcare providers as well as to respond to growing concerns regarding the opioid epidemic, Chicago is just one of several local and state governments now requiring pharmaceutical sales representatives to be specially licensed and trained before they can call upon healthcare providers for sales detailing and promotional activities. As a result, pharmaceutical companies that employ sales representatives in these regions are now legally required to secure annual compliance training for their representatives.
“Seton Hall Law has a well-deserved reputation not only for academics but also for expertise in health care law and compliance, and we are thrilled to partner with the Law School on this important initiative,” said QPharma President and CEO Patrick P. Den Boer. “Together, we’ll ensure that our valued clients in the life sciences industry enhance their sales force effectiveness and minimize their regulatory risk.”
Kathleen Boozang, Seton Hall Law School’s Dean and the founder of its Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, emphasized that this training program furthers the Center’s educational mission: “Our professional education programs and White Papers seek to instill an appreciation for the values that should be central to conducting business and improving the life science industry’s commercial practices. To date, over 3,000 legal, compliance, and business professionals have attended Seton Hall Law School’s compliance training courses, and many more have enrolled in our online degree and certificate programs. We are truly excited to collaborate with QPharma to expand our impact by delivering ethics and legal compliance education directly to pharmaceutical sales representatives.”
About QPharma, Inc.
Founded in 1994, QPharma is the industry leader in cloud-based software and sales for life sciences. The Commercial Services division provides solutions that include sample management and distribution, product launch management, online training, and HCP/KOL targeting and engagement. Services offered by the company’s Professional Services division include validation services, project management, auditing, and training. QPharma is a National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor, and an approved American Medical Association Database Licensee. Learn more at www.qpharmacorp.com.
About Seton Hall Law School
Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law School is dedicated to preparing students for the practice of law through excellence in scholarship and teaching, with a strong focus on clinical education. The law school is a leader in providing compliance education and training on the wide-ranging state, federal, and international mandates that apply to the development, safety, use, and promotion of drugs and devices. Seton Hall’s Health Law program has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the past 20 years. The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy offers intensive compliance training programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America on state, national, and international regulatory requirements and industry codes governing the development, approval, promotion, and sale of drugs and medical devices. In addition to these training programs, Seton Hall offer on-line certificates and degrees for non-lawyer professionals working in life sciences. Our degrees and certificates focus on the legal and ethical norms that govern the life sciences industry. For more information, visit https://law.shu.edu.
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