2013-01-16 14:03:16 -
CINCINNATI, January 16, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) announced today that
experienced healthcare policy advocate, former federal prosecutor and past
President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, James G. Flood,
has joined the Company as Vice President of Government Relations.
Mr. Flood will strengthen Omnicare's government relations team in Washington,
D.C. and coordinate with Omnicare executives to help advocate for public
policies that provide for improved health outcomes through increased patient
accessibility of cost-effective pharmaceutical services.
"We are very pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber and unique breadth of
experience join the Omnicare team," said John L. Workman, Omnicare's Chief
Executive Officer. "Jim will be a strong asset as we focus on continuing to
cultivate our relationships with Congress and healthcare regulatory agencies.
His knowledge of the
intricacies of healthcare policy will help us continue to
ensure our patients' interests are represented in the geriatric and specialty
Mr. Flood joins Omnicare after six years with the national law and government
relations firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, where he represented
Fortune 500 healthcare companies and trade associations before Congress and the
federal government. In this role, he started the Coalition for Patient Safety
and Medicine Integrity, a group of pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA, the
Pharmaceutical Security Institute and other stakeholders which resulted in the
successful enactment by Congress in 2012 of the Safe Doses Act, a new federal
criminal law providing law enforcement with new tools and raising penalties for
committing large scale medical product cargo theft.
Prior to joining Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Mr. Flood served as an
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in the Fraud Section
investigating and prosecuting white collar crime. Prior to that, he served as
Counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) on the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of criminal cases. Mr. Flood
previously served as a private practice attorney at the healthcare regulatory
law firm Reed Smith.
Mr. Flood is a Past President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia
and received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his law degree
at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides
comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across North
America. As the market-leader in professional pharmacy, related consulting and
data management services for skilled nursing, assisted living and other chronic
care institutions, Omnicare leverages its unparalleled clinical insight into the
geriatric market along with some of the industry's most innovative technological
capabilities to the benefit of its long-term care customers. Omnicare also
provides key commercialization services for the bio-pharmaceutical industry and
end-of-life disease management through its Specialty Care Group. For more
information, visit www.omnicare.com.
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