Pharmacy Law

Pharmacy students/technician trainees: prepare for the California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE).

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy owners in California: stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations


7th EDITION (January 2012)

You don’t need to spend HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS for the tools you need to pass the CPJE. This text, used in pharmacy law classes throughout California, has all the information you need on California laws and regulations. The 7th edition, published in January 2012, incorporated all relevant California laws that went into effect through 2012.  With the downloadable Comprehensive Update you will have up-to-the-minute information about new laws and regulations, including about California statutes that go into effect in January 2018.  Some of these laws and regulations affect your practice NOW.  Return here for additional updates until a new edition is published.

  • Table of Contents – 7th Edition
  • Comprehensive Update — This update includes laws that were passed in 2017 and go into effect in 2018, as well as many recent regulations adopted by the Pharmacy Board through mid-December 2017.  There has been a lot of activity recently affecting the practice of pharmacy, so staying up-to-date is important.
  • Study Guide for the CPJE  — As the update above indicates (see under “Appendix A”), the Board updated its content outline for the CPJE in 2015.  While the Study Guide in the text is keyed to the 2011 content outline, most of the subjects included remain the same; keep your eye out for new material that will be tested, and use the text’s Index to help you find the information you need to study.
  • For ordering information, see below

Every pharmacist must stay abreast of changes in the regulatory environment to ensure safe and legal practice, and this book will help you to do so.

Pharmacy Law for California Pharmacists attempts to make the law more comprehensible than it appears from reading the statutes and regulations themselves, while not oversimplifying what are often complex regulatory schemes. Questions and examples are provided.  This book is a required or recommended text for the mandatory Law and Ethics courses at leading California schools of pharmacy.

This seventh edition of Pharmacy Law for California Pharmacists was written by Marsha N. Cohen, J.D., Professor of Law at UC Law SF College of the Law, who specializes in food and drug and administrative agency law and was a two-term member of the California State Board of Pharmacy and its first nonpharmacist president, and Sami Sedghani, Pharm.D., J.D.,a pharma and patent litigation associate with the national law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati who, prior to law practice, was a hospital pharmacist at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where he was responsible for clinical medication management, including review and monitoring of medication regimens of patients with complex disease states. It benefits from the comprehensive knowledge of the late William L. Marcus, co-author of the first six editions, who was counsel to the California State Board of Pharmacy for 19 years as a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice.

Pharmacy Law ordering information: Available from a variety of outlets, cover price $72.99.