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Matthew Lee
MD, RPh, MS
5700 Old Richmond Ave.
Suite A-5
Richmond VA 23226
USA
phone: 804-358-1492
fax: 804-358-1491
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Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Dr. Kenneth A. Stein
    M.D.
    14312 Aitken Hill Court
    Chesterfield MO 63017
    USA
    phone: 314-495-7009
    fax: 708-585-3348
    Dr. Kenneth A. Stein is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, Department of Surgery/Emergency Medicine Division.He is also a critical care physician at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Dr. Stein has lectured nationally on Pain Management, and Consults in the area of Pharmaceutical and Bio-Medical Product Development and Marketing.

    In litigation support Dr. Stein furnishes an unbiased opinion on medical malpractice and negligence cases, not guaranteeing a favorable outcome but providing an honest assessment.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Survey of case for merit
    • Medical Chart Review and Analysis
    • Preparation for Opposing Expert Deposition and Cross-Examination
    • Medical Literature Search
    • Expert Witness Testimony
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    David Clay Griffin, RPh
    4636 W Highway 67
    Cleburne TX 76033
    USA
    phone: 817-933-3136
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    David Clay Griffin, RPh, has over 30 years of experience in Retail and Community Pharmacies and still actively working as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager. Well-versed in practice standards and pharmacy operations, including controlled substance laws and policies, as well as financials, inventory, sales.

    Throughout his Pharmacy Management career, Mr. Griffin also served as a pharmacist for the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Dallas, Texas (2002/2017). He worked with the Texas 4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and was the Pharmacy Unit Leader with NDMS over several missions.

    Mr. Griffin consults and serves as a pharmacy expert witness for attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense. His services include medical record review, thorough reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pharmacy Practice Standards
    • Retail Pharmacies
    • Community / Independent Pharmacies
    • Drug / Medication Errors
    • Pharmacy Drug Interactions
    • Medication Overdose and Under-dose
    • Medication Interaction / Drug Utilization Review
  • Pharmaceuticals Adverse Reactions
  • Pharmacy Safety and Counseling
  • Pharmacist Duty to Warn
  • Pharmacy Operation
  • Staff Supervision and Training
  • Controlled Substance Laws and Policies
  • DUI / DWI
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    Alan Schwartz
    Executive VP
    55 Northern Blvd.
    Great Neck NY 11021
    USA
    phone: 516-482-9001
    fax: 516-482-0186
    mdi Consultants, Inc - Experts in FDA regulatory affairs, quality assurance and ISO 9000 certification. With 6 years in the FDA and 26 years consulting to the industry, mdi Consultants, Inc. has been an invited Speaker worldwide on FDA regulations and policies and has obtained FDA expert status as third party auditors.

    OUR APPROACH

    We utilize the following three part approach to providing high quality services to our clients:
  • Unsurpassed consultant experience – we identify and recruit only top quality consultants with deep industry knowledge to provide the most complete and insightful advice to our clients
  • Up-to-date systems and processes – we have highly defined systems (e.g. manuals, training programs, technical files) and processes (e.g. audit methodologies, 510(k) submission, validations) that are constantly refined and kept current across the ever changing regulatory environment
  • Involvement in regulation development – we stay ahead of policies by participating in the development of regulation (e.g. HACCP, Scientific Advisor to U.S. Congressmen)
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    Harry C. Boghigian
    23850 Via Italia Circle 406
    Bonita Springs FL 34134
    USA
    phone: 973-476-6591
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    Harry C. Boghigian is a Pharmaceutical Executive with over 40 years of industry experience both domestically and internationally. His experience ranges from sales through the ranks into numerous senior positions of responsibility both in the US and abroad.

    Mr. Boghigian's focus and expertise is in:
    • Pharmaceutical Marketing
    • Business Development
    • Product Portfolio Management
    • Product Commercial Viability
    • Product Life Cycle Management
    In 2002, Mr. Boghigian retired from Big Pharma and founded Pharma Consultants LLC, a consulting company catering to entrepreneurs and small start-up companies. He has introduced two over the counter products into the childcare market.

    Litigation Support - Harry Boghigian has a 10 year history of providing testimony in Hatch-Waxman Cases as well as in claims involving Contract Breaches and Marketing Violations. He has worked with some of the country’s best known law firms from coast to coast in providing research, technical advice, research and opening and rebuttal reports on subject matters ranging from commercial success to unmet medical need. Mr. Boghigian has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in not only United States Federal Courts but also Canada and the United Kingdom.

    Patent Litigation Service:
    • Therapeutic Area Analysis
    • Competitive Product Analysis
    • Managed Care Impact on Commercial Success
    • Accessing Data from Industry Sources
    • Expert Reports, Depositions, and Trial Testimony
    • Declarations on Irreparable Harm
    • Opinions on Hatch-Waxman Patent Cases
    • Portfolio Analysis
    • Marketing and Sales Analysis
    • Opinions on Unmet Medical Need from a Business Perspective
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    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS
    4815 Hyde Rd.
    Manlius NY 13104
    USA
    phone: 315-436-5309
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    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS, is a Pharmacist with over 30 years of practice experience in Community Pharmacy, Nursing Home, Home Infusion, and Hospital Pharmacy Environments.

    Background - The majority of Dr. Probst's career has been in tertiary care academic medical centers with an emphasis on pediatric pharmacy practice. He has held positions ranging from staffing / operations to clinical specialist to director. His academic activities include the training of nurses and physicians through various multidisciplinary activities including lectures, grand rounds, and symposium presentations related to Medication Safety and Drug Therapy. Dr. Probst's research activities involve medication use and translational research

    Dr. Probst has been an invited lecturer at local, state, and national pharmacy, nursing, medical, and children’s hospital association related conferences. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board at an academic medical center, editorial consultant for several pharmacy publications, and primary or co-author for a number of peer reviewed publications.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Probst's patient care practices in pediatric pharmacy services yield a unique level of expertise in Pharmacotherapy-related litigation. As evidenced by ongoing certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, his skills related to drug therapy management in adults and children are well validated. He provides expert consultation and witness services including deposition for both plaintiff and defendant cases.

    Expert Consultation and Witness Qualifications:
    • Academic medical center, community hospital, nursing home, home infusion and retail pharmacy practices
    • Adult and pediatric critical care, neonatology, internal medicine, geriatrics
    • Didactic and multidisciplinary graduate medical education
    • Administrative, clinical and operational aspects of pharmacy services
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medication Errors
    • Adverse Drug Events
    • Medication Management
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Pharmacy Standards of Care
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    Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM
    89 Cannon Road
    South Portland ME 04106
    USA
    phone: 207-356-7153
    fax: 207-221-1289
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    Scott Davis Addiction Medicine Expert PhotoScott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM, is a Board-Certified Addiction Medicine specialist and Internist. Formerly the lead Addiction Medicine Physician for the world-renowned Betty Ford Center, he has been regarded as a leading expert in the field of Addiction Medicine, garnering requests from numerous professional organizations and government agencies.

    Dr. Davis currently serves as Medical Director of the Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Liberty Bay Recovery Center, the Women’s Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Ginger’s House, and the Outpatient Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Behavioral Health Resources of Maine, all in Portland, ME. He is also an Addiction Medicine Physician at Evans Management Services in Westbrook, ME.

    In 2012, Dr. Davis was nominated by the Governor to the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council to review and assist implementation of healthcare-related improvements for the state. He has also been appointed to the Maine State Legislature LD1501 Workgroup committee where he produced recommendations for legislative amendments to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion, and as a team leader to the Maine State Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, where he facilitated discussion on drug treatment and recovery and developed “actionable” plans.

    Dr. Davis is a published author of Living Jonathan's Life, a memoir and reference on addiction and substance abuse topics for health care providers and families seeking information on these topics. He is passionate about community outreach and education on addiction and substance abuse to health care providers and communities.

    Dr. Davis Interviewed by CBS on Prescription Drug Addiction (view at 45 seconds)


    Litigation Support - Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM offers expert witness and consulting nationally to law firms and other organizations seeking expertise on matters related to addiction and substance abuse and substance abuse standard of care issues. Dr. Davis' services include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Drugs & Substance Abuse Disorders Alcohol
    • Medication Reactions and Interactions
    • Tobacco Dependency
    • Chemical Dependency
  • Detoxification
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Internal Medicine Drug Abuse
  • Methadone / Drug Treatment
  • Wrongful Death
  • For many individuals contemplating treatment for addiction, ninety or more days of residential treatment can be a daunting thought; even difficult for some to consider beyond the once-mainstay "30 day" inpatient treatment program. While many programs still use this "30 day" model, this duration was not based on research or science. It was simply the time period that insurance carriers agreed to provide coverage in the 1940-s and 1950-s, and so was adapted as the model for treatment.

    There are many reasons not to drink at a Holiday party. For example, you may need to avoid alcohol because you are driving, because you are a recovering alcoholic or simply because you are going somewhere after the party and you need to be clear-minded. There is also a chance that you want to have a drink or two but want to avoid getting drunk and losing control. In any case, there are some things you can do to stay sober.

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    The pills - he had to find the pills. Running from his house to his leased car, he yanked open the front door and reached for the fuse box. The stash he kept there was gone. Frantically pushing his hands under the front seat, he poured through the car before ripping off the dashboard.

    Scott M. Davis, MD
    A true story of identical twin brothers, each fighting similar physical and emotional battles. One would lose his life; the other would nearly self-destruct. It includes a directory of treatment programs, intervention resources and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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    1500 Walnut St.
    Ste. 902
    Philadelphia PA 19102
    USA
    phone: 215-731-1901
    fax: 215-731-9503
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    Richard M. Sobel, MD, DFAPA, has over 30 years of experience practicing Adult Psychiatry and Pain Management / Medicine. His specialty focus is in Pain Medicine, for which he has sub-specialty board certification, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology.

    Dr. Sobel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical School. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sobel is immediate Past President and continues to serve on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, one of six regional chapters of the American Pain Society. He is a Councilor for the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and Representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatry Society to the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management Work Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

    In 2014, Dr. Sobel was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College and, in 2013, was nominated Practitioner of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sobel offers expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. With voice training for public speaking, he is able to effectively communicate with judge and jury. Dr. Sobel's services include Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), medical record review, utilization review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Opioids
  • Addiction
  • Pain Medication
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    The Reading Medical Group- Laureldale
    William Santoro
    MD
    3212 Kutztown Road
    Laureldale PA 19605
    USA
    phone: 610-929-3380
    fax: 610-685-9290
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    Dr. William Santoro, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. In addition to being the Medical Director at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center detoxification and rehabilitation program, Dr. Santoro is also the Medical Director for New Directions, Methadone Treatment center where he is responsible for all admission physical examinations and for prescribing methadone to approximately 950 opiate dependant patients.

    Dr. Santoro is the Addictionist on staff at The Reading Hospital & Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. He is consulted by the hospitalists to care for patients admitted to the hospital with addiction complicating their condition. Dr. Santoro runs a private Suboxone Outpatient Center treating up to 100 patients with Suboxone maintenance.

    With a special interest in Sports Medicine in 2001, he served as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Team in Lake Placid, New York.

    Dr. Santoro has been deposed approximately 6 times in the past several years. He has testified in two cases, one on behalf of the Plaintiff and the other for the defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Methadone Treatment
    • Suboxone Treatment
    • Dual Diagnosis Pain / Addiction
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    Washington State University
    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP
    College of Pharmacy
    HSB Suite 210 PO Box 1495
    Spokane WA 99210-1495
    USA
    phone: 509-358-7724
    fax: 509-358-7744
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    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP is a Professor of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience; 5 years as an expert witness. She is a licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, and Washington. Dr. Skaer is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist, and a Member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacist's (ACCP) Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network (PRN).

    Dr. Skaer's research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Skaer has completed several expert cases across the United States. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony. Dr. Skaer's cases involve:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Narcotic Use
    • Opioid Pill Mills
    • Illicit Substance Abuse
    • Opioid Overdose
    • Wrongful Death
  • Urine Drug Testing
  • Medication-Related Suicide
  • Medication Reactions and Interactions
  • FDA Controlled Substances Act
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Opioid Dispensing Regulations
  • View Dr. Skaer's Consulting Profile.