Meet Your Expert
Ken Baker is a pharmacist and an attorney. In addition to his position as consultant with several companies, including Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, Ken practices law, of counsel, with the Phoenix, Arizona, law firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA. His areas of concentration are medical and pharmacy malpractice and administrative law.
Ken also writes, consults and lectures on subjects ranging from pharmacy law, pharmacy compounding, insurance, risk management, reducing medication errors and quality assurance systems and has served as expert witness in standards of pharmacy practice.
In addition to consulting and law practice, Ken teaches as Adjunct Assistant Professor at MidWestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona where he teaches courses in Ethical Decision Making and a course in Risk Management & Patient Safety. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Florida, where he teaches three courses (State Regulations; Enterprise Risk Management; and Pharmaceutical Crimes) in the Masters of Pharmacy Internet program. Ken is also Instructor, in the University of Wyoming Masters in Pharmacy program where he teaches DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration. Previously Mr. Baker taught Pharmacy Law & Ethics at the University of Iowa.
Following graduation from Purdue University, School of Pharmacy Ken practiced pharmacy prior to returning to law school. He worked in independent and chain pharmacies and managed a chain pharmacy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (Cum Laude), Ken entered law practice in Lebanon, Indiana where he practiced general trial law, including service as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Boone County, Indiana.
Ken practiced law for several years before joining Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for 20 years. He was Executive Vice President of PMC Quality Commitment, Inc., a Pharmacists Mutual subsidiary. Ken served for two years as the Executive Director of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board in Washington, D.C.
Training Sessions by Ken Baker
Approximately one out of every 1,000 prescriptions leaving your community (retail or ambulatory) pharmacy is likely to contain an error, according to research at a major university. Obviously, these errors have the potential to seriously injure the patients that depend on you. They also put you at tremendous legal, regulatory and financial risk. And when […]Learn More