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Richard R. Abood, JD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Research Interests

  • Health care law, legislation and policy
  • Managed care - legal, legislative, economic, strategies
  • Antitrust & economic issues in health care
  • Professional and product liability regulation
  • Ethics


Richard R. Abood, JD holds a bachelor of science in pharmacy and juris doctor from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked in both community and hospital pharmacy practice in addition to teaching pharmacy practice at Pacific. Prior to coming to Pacific, he was a professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Wyoming and concurrently served for several years as the executive director and legal counsel for the Wyoming Pharmaceutical Association. He has presented and published in the areas of pharmacy and health care law, including the textbook Pharmacy Practice and the Law, now in its 7th edition. In 2000, he received the President's Award from the American Society for Pharmacy Law for his achievements in the field, and received Pacific's Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award in 2002. He has been active in several state and national pharmacy organizations, including past-president and current board member of the San Joaquin Pharmacists Association, and past president and board member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law. He regularly serves as a consultant on pharmacy law issues to law firms, state and federal governments and pharmacy organizations.