Daniel E Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Clinical Pharmacology Services, Inc.
  • Phone: 813-983-1500
  • Cell: 813-679-0792
  • Fax: 813-983-1501
  • Website: cpshealth.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pharmacology- Clinical and Toxicology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Autopsy, Capital Crimes, Controlled Substance, Dispensing, DUI, Dramshop, Drug Screen, Evidence, Medication Therapy Management, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Postmortem, Toxicology, Trafficking, Prescribing, Prescribing, Side Effects, Substance Use Disorders, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring


PharmD, Mercer University; MBA, Mercer University; Pharmacy Practice Residency, Emory University; Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship, Emory University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Buffington is the President and Practice Director at Clinical Pharmacology Services, located in Tampa, FL. He is a Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology specialist and provides medication therapy management consulting, serves as a principal investigator for Phase II and III clinical trials, and manages a national drug information service that provides clinical consulting support for medical practices, health systems, health plans, laboratories, and government agencies. Throughout his career, he has been an active member in numerous professional associations including elected leadership (American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and numerous others). He is also a certified Drug Diversion Investigator (NADDI). Dr. Buffington’s practice also includes a forensic pharmacology division that supports medical examiners, law enforcement, courts, and attorneys. He has over 35 years of experience as a clinical practitioner and expert witness in healthcare law pertaining to clinical pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacy and medical malpractice, substance use disorders, capital crimes (aggravating & mitigation circumstances), long-term care, child custody, criminal, civil, patents, regulatory, and intellectual property cases. His work includes cases in state, federal, and military jurisdictions. He is a consultant to clinical and forensic laboratories, law enforcement, and government agencies (local, military, state, and federal). He is a faculty member at the University of South Florida’s Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy and has numerous other academic affiliations. Faculty - University of South Florida Specialty Focus: Adverse Side Effects Autopsy & Postmortem Analysis Capital Crimes Causation Court Ordered Clinical Evaluations DEA & Controlled Substances Drug Benefit Design and Medication Access Drug Research & FDA Approval Drug Screening & Test Analysis Drug Trafficking & Deaths DUI & Dramshop Evidence Sample Analysis Medication Therapy Management Pain Management Parenting and Child Custody Pharmaceutical Marketing and Patents Pharmacology & Toxicology Prescribing And Dispensing Errors Psychopharmacology Standard of Care “Prescribing” Substance Use Disorders Therapeutic Drug Monitoring