Elan Rubinstein, Pharm.D., MPH is Senior Consultant to Tag & Associates. Since 1989, he has provided managed care marketing leadership to manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and biological products. Elan is also frequently consulted by employer benefit managers for assistance with pharmaceutical benefit design issues.
Investors and technology developers engage Elan's services for merger and acquisition guidance or product licensing situation/opportunity assessments, strategic planning, and market positioning. Companies or technologies involved with rare or complex diseases, high cost per treatment, issues related to route of administration, and extraordinary payer controls typically characterize the focus of his assignments.
Elan maintains relationships with leaders in the specialty pharmacy and disease management communities to assist with solutions on these issues.
Examples of Elan's recent consulting assignments include:
Biotechnology manufacturers: Market research, market modeling, product positioning, business development, disease management, data acquisition and customer partnering strategies for large biotech, pharma (oncology) biological and diagnostic manufacturers.
Disease carve-out companies: Support market assessment, organization development, product structure, capitalization, strategic positioning, network formation, payer marketing and business plan preparation for oncology, asthma and multi-disease 'carve-out' companies, academic medical centers and national health insurers.
Pharmacy benefit managers and specialty pharmacy: Provide organization planning, strategic positioning, and product development services for pharmacy benefits management companies, large specialty pharmacy/distribution companies and chain pharmacies.
Venture capitalists: Facilitate investor opportunity assessment in managed care, disease management, and pharmaceuticals for venture capitalists and underwriters.
Employers: Evaluate and recommend changes in self-insured employers' and Taft Hartley Welfare Trusts' outpatient retail and mail order prescription drug benefit programs for large and mid-size employers and labor unions.
Elan received a Master of Public Health at University of California at Los Angeles and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Southern California. He completed an Administrative Residency at HealthWest Foundation and Pharmacy Residency at University of California at San Francisco.