Explore the essentials of drug law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the various administrative agencies that impact this industry. Learn about patent and exclusivity issues, Rx to OTC switches, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), advertising and promotion, compliance, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals and ample time for Q&A are provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • Overview of the organizational structure of the FDA
  • FDA’s regulatory process for drugs
  • New Drug Application Process (NDA)
  • Biologics and the new regulatory pathway for biosimilars
  • Post-approval drug safety issues
  • Advertising and promotion requirements
  • FDA’s enforcement tools and procedures

Statutes Covered

  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Drug Price Competition and Patent Restoration Act of 1984 (Hatch-Waxman Act)
  • Biologics Control Act
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA)
  • Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
  • Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
  • Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA)
  • Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA)
  • 21st Century Cures Act

This course is designed for attorneys and other professionals needing an overview of the topic. No prior knowledge of drug law and regulation is needed.

Attendee Resources

These valuable takeaways will be provided onsite:

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Add This Must-Have Reference to Your Registration

Access to an electronic version of the FDCA Statutory Supplement, 2017 is included in your registration. You can also purchase a print copy at a $100 savings during course registration. Select the “bundle option” to take advantage of this offer. The book will be immediately shipped directly to you.


subject to change

Wednesday, April 26

8:00–8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:35 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements

8:35–10:00 AM
Overview of Drug Law and Regulation

10:00–10:15 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

10:15–11:15 AM
New Drug Approval Process: Basic Concepts          

11:15 AM–12:15 PM
Networking Lunch

12:15-1:45 PM
New Drug Approval Process: New Drug Research and Development

1:45–3:20 PM
New Drug Approval Process

3:20–3:35 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:35–5:00 PM
Abbreviated NDA, 505(b)(2) Applications, and Patent and Exclusivity Issues

Thursday, April 27

8:00–8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 AM
Biologics and Biosimilars

9:45–10:30 AM
Post-Approval Issues

10:30–10:45 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45–11:30 AM
Over-the-Counter Drugs        

11:30 AM–12:45 PM
Regulation of Drug Manufacturing

12:45–2:00 PM
Networking Lunch

2:00–3:30 PM
Regulation of Drug Marketing

3:30–3:45 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:45–5:00 PM
Violations and Enforcement

5:00 PM

Speaker Biographies

Speaker biographies will be posted as they become available.

Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

Location and Overnight Accommodations

Course Location

Foley and Lardner
3000 K St NW # 600
Washington, DC 20007

Overnight Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of the meeting location:

The Westin Georgetown, 2350 M Street NW
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Avenue Suites Georgetown, 2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Residence Inn, 801 New Hampshire Avenue

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.