QPharma Appoints Senior Manager, Healthcare Compliance

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Maria A. Galdos

QPharma, a leading regulatory consulting and brand solutions firm for life sciences, has announced the appointment of Maria A. Galdos to the position of Senior Manager, Healthcare Compliance.  Galdos specializes in helping pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life sciences organizations establish and maintain full compliance with rules and guidance enacted by state and federal regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Galdos’ expertise includes comprehensive knowledge of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which governs transparency concerning transfers of value from life sciences manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals.  She also works with QPharma’s clients to enhance their compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and laws designed to prevent healthcare fraud and abuse.  Before joining QPharma, Galdos served at Cegedim Relationship Management, providing consultation to the firm’s clients on issues that included Sunshine Act compliance and regulatory compliance training.  She also oversaw Compliance Department activities at Alpharma Pharmaceuticals.  Galdos holds an M.S. in Information Systems from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and is currently enrolled at the Seton Hall School of Law.

Asked what attracted her to the position at QPharma, Galdos cited the firm’s longstanding reputation as a leader in compliance and commercial solutions for life sciences.  “I look forward to contributing to continued strong business growth at QPharma,” she said.

“I am pleased to welcome Maria to our management team,” added Ed Sleeper, Managing Director, Commercial Strategies and Solutions at QPharma.  “Her deep understanding of the complex and evolving regulations affecting life sciences manufacturers will position her as an asset to our clients.”

Galdos will be a featured speaker at the PDMA Sharing Conference, which will be held later this year in Baltimore.  She will present on the importance of managing physician concerns and expectations around Sunshine Act issues.  QPharma is a signature sponsor of this annual industry event.

About QPharma, Inc.
QPharma, Inc. is a regulatory compliance and brand solutions firm headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.  Founded in 1994, QPharma provides a suite of services and solutions to the pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life sciences industries. Services offered by the company’s Professional Services division include quality and compliance consulting, validation services, project management, auditing, and training. The Commercial Services division provides solutions in such areas as sample accountability, Sunshine Act compliance, online training, warehousing and fulfillment, and brand sales/marketing support.