Navigation Links
CMPI to Host Hill Briefing on Follow-On Biologic Drugs for Media and Congressional Staff with Reps. Eshoo and Rogers
Date:7/8/2009

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next Wednesday, July 15th, on Capitol Hill, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest will host a briefing followed by a question-and-answer session for media and Congressional Staff entitled: "A Follow-On Biologics Legislation Update; Congressional Leaders and Medical Experts Discuss Patient Safety." The event will be co-hosted by two high-ranking members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI). The Representatives are lead sponsors of bipartisan legislation to modernize the regulatory pathway for Food and Drug Association approval of follow-on biologics.

Representative Eshoo's legislation: H.R. 1548, the Pathway for Biosimilars Act ensures that new standards for testing will make certain that follow-on biologic drugs are both safe and effective. The bill currently has 108 cosponsors and has the broadest bipartisan support of any legislation designed to regulate follow-on biologics.

"CMPI applauds Representatives Eshoo's and Rogers' commitment to ensuring patient safety is the top-priority for follow-on biologics legislation," said Robert Goldberg of CMPI. "The next few weeks are going to be a pivotal time in Congress as health care takes top billing in the House and the Senate. It is critical that advocates for safe and effective follow-on biologics do all they can to support Representative Eshoo's legislation. Representatives Eshoo's and Rogers' dedication to ensuring FDA takes the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of patients could mean the difference between health and illness for millions of Americans."

Also speaking at the event will be former Congressman Mike Ferguson; Dr. Geno Merli, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University, and Director, Jefferson Center for Vascular Diseases; and John F. Crowley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amicus Therapeutics. All three will help highlight the importance of balancing cost reduction and the well-being of patients in the follow-on biologics debate, bringing their unique experiences and perspectives directly to Hill staffers.

WHO: Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Leading Medical Experts

WHAT: Briefing for media and Congressional staff

WHEN: Next Wednesday, July 15th, 12-1 p.m.

WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C.

WHY: A Follow-On Biologics Legislation Update; Congressional Leaders and Medical Experts Discuss Patient Safety

Those interested in attending this event can RSVP via email to Meryl Reichbach at mreichbach@cmpi.org or by calling her at 212-417-9169.

About CMPI

The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, a non-profit public policy group dedicated to research-based free market reforms for the health care industry.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Briefing on a new Web resource to address global drinking water crisis
2. Audio Replay: Catholic Charities USAs Briefing on the Inextricable Link Between a Veto of SCHIP and Poverty in America
3. Nephrologists summarize new renal research during public policy news briefing at Renal Week
4. Press briefings to address longevity, mobility, brain fitness at GSAs San Francisco meeting
5. National physician organization supports Capps-Rogers Bill at todays congressional briefing
6. Exelixis Announces December 10 Webcast of Its Analyst and Investor Briefing in Conjunction With The American Society of Hematology 48th Annual Meeting
7. Reminder: Exelixis Announces December 10 Webcast of Its Analyst and Investor Briefing in Conjunction with The American Society Of Hematology 48th Annual Meeting
8. Capitol Hill Briefing Features Technologies That Could Transform the Lives of Seniors
9. Congressional Briefing on Pre-Diabetes and Vision Health
10. U.S. Health Disparities Forum to Hold Media Briefing
11. Nationwide Telephone News Briefing for U.S. Health Disparities Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: