Navigation Links
Statement of HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray on the Importation of Prescription Drugs
Date:12/9/2009

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John M. Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), issued the following statement in reaction to Senate Amendment 2793 to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which would allow for importation of prescription medications:

"Importation of prescription drugs from foreign countries, as Senator Dorgan and others propose to allow, would compromise the secure U.S. distribution system by increasing the likelihood of entry for counterfeit or adulterated medicines. Efforts to sell counterfeit or adulterated medications produced overseas have become far more sophisticated in just the past few years. Rather than exposing U.S. patients to such risks, Congress should enhance the safety and security of the domestic supply chain through enactment of a uniform federal pedigree standard.

"We are very concerned about provisions in the legislation which call for implementation of a track-and-trace system by 2012. While this effort to address patient safety is well-intentioned, it is not aligned with industry capabilities, technological developments, or federal guidance on product serialization. States that have looked at track-and-trace issues in depth understand the complexity of such an undertaking. That is why the most aggressive time horizons established by states for track-and-trace implementation begin in 2015.

"HDMA and its members support the enhancement of pharmaceutical supply chain security through establishment of a uniform federal pedigree standard. This would facilitate the flow of prescription medicines between states and enable manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, regulators and law enforcement to identify and prevent the entry of illicit products into our drug supply.

"Before opening our borders, a realistic, comprehensive approach is needed to counter these threats, facilitate
'/>"/>

SOURCE Healthcare Distribution Management Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement from AAHSA CEO Larry Minnix on the Failure of the Thune Amendment
2. Natural Products Association Issues Statement on DEAs Steroid Classification Action
3. AAHSA Statement on Passage of Bennet Health Reform Amendment
4. Natural Products Association Issues Statement on New Supplement Safety Campaign
5. Statement of Support: Strengthening Oral Health Care is Key Part of Health Reform
6. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaines Statement on the Senates Vote to Proceed to Full Floor Debate of Health Insurance Reform Legislation
7. Statement by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Patient Advocate Foundation/National Patient Advocate Foundation on Changes to the USPSTF Mammography Guidelines
8. Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act
9. Democratic National Committee Chairman Issues Statement Praising the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
10. Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Senate Health Reform Bill
11. Pelosi Statement on Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... The Biofeedback Federation of Europe annual ... in Rome, Italy and is hosted by the Salesian ... on a wide variety of topics such as ADHD, ... training in athletes. The scientific program will feature the ... monitoring allows clients to see what is going on ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 “Many people become overwhelmed by ... claim issues and phone calls with insurance companies,” The ... featuring their free eBook on pedestrian and bicycle ... pedestrian and bicycle auto accident claims assures the injured ... of professionally handling their case while they focus on ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... Pentec Health, Inc. number fourteen on the ... for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is ... in the country. The program is a public/private partnership ... and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the ... Business Journal. , Charlie Wilson, Vice President ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Parker & Sons, ... best in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services ... emergency services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning ... Arizona is known for its incredibly hot summers. ... the intricacies and details of a wide variety ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... current state of the global Sterilizers industry with a ... statistics on the market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers ... for companies and individuals interested in the industry. This ... its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. In this part, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Guide to Handling Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Released By The Jones Firm, Featured in Recent Article 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3
... Although eight states boosted their sales taxes on cigarettes over ... of such increases by states compared to 2009, a new ... shows. One thing that smoking prevention experts know from ... go up, the CDC said. "Increasing cigarette excise ...
... significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , ... sexual abuse, according to a new study in ... the American Gastroenterological Association. "Various types of early ... bowel syndrome, particularly among women," said Lin Chang, MD, ...
... The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized ... dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings ... ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that ... reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines. To date, more ...
... Patients with end-stage liver disease complicated by the ... (HCC) are less likely to die or become ... new liver than those with other complications of end-stage ... School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The ...
... , WEDNESDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A drink ... death in the two decades following a heart attack, a new ... the European Heart Journal , included more than 1,800 American ... and were followed for up to 20 years. During that time, ...
... an isolated indigenous group in central Bolivia, Tsimane men spend ... by hand to grow crops. Their ability to maintain the ... have higher than average male testosterone levels. Anthropologists at ... however, that the baseline testosterone level of Tsimane men is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC 2Health News:Childhood traumatic experiences associated with adult IBS symptoms 2Health News:ASGE recognizes 18 endoscopy units for quality 2Health News:Penn researchers call for a re-examination of transplant waitlist prioritization 2Health News:Penn researchers call for a re-examination of transplant waitlist prioritization 3Health News:Moderate Drinking Might Help Men Live Longer After Heart Attack 2Health News:Low testosterone level in Amazonian tribe responds to competition 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced today that the first patient ... Institute. KX2-361 (KX02), a dual src/pre-tubulin inhibitor, ... inhibitory activity against a broad panel of brain tumor ... (T98G), the most widely used chemotherapy for the treatment ... model, KX2-361 consistently clears brain tumors after 4 weeks ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ), ... announce Jennifer Hagerman , Pharm.D., AE-C, senior director ... as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association on ... place Feb. 28, 2015, at the MPA Annual Convention ... Center in Detroit, Michigan . Hagerman ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE ... permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and associated technologies, today ... been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective December 22, ... of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and ... Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals as well as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3
... 2011 SCOLR Pharma, Inc. (OTCQB: SCLR) today announced that ... over-the counter (OTC) market beginning January 13, 2011 under the ... quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board and OTCQB™ Market on ... NYSE Amex Exchange at the close of business on January ...
... remote instrument support has expanded to include the Ventana ... is the leading innovator in the application of remote ... on the SYMPHONY H&E slide stainer. VMSI is now ... integration of the SYMPHONY and BenchMark platforms. For customers, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Common Stock to Begin Trading on OTC Bulletin Board and OTCQB Stock Market on January 13, 2011 2CareGiver, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Remote Instrument Support, Has Expanded to Include the Ventana BenchMark ULTRA Automated Stainer 2CareGiver, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Remote Instrument Support, Has Expanded to Include the Ventana BenchMark ULTRA Automated Stainer 3
HemoSite meter can be used to measure the effects of transfusion or the treatment of deficiency states. It is fast, easy, convenient and discrete....
... test system is the worlds ... test system designed for use ... clinics, blood centers and emergency ... is designed for the point-of-care ...
... hemoglobin testing system (110V) ... for diabetes monitoring, sickle ... hemoglobinopathy screening and multiple ... test. It has bar ...
The Advia 60 is designed to deliver powerful performance in a small package....
Medicine Products: