Interchange 2012


PSM’s annual Interchange conference was held on September 28, 2012 at the National Press Club (Washington DC). The annual Interchange brings together policymakers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and anti-counterfeiting companies to discuss the problem and solutions to the global scourge of pharmaceutical counterfeiting.

Watch the archive on C-SPAN | Press coverage | Photos, materials, and slides

 

Archive of the conference

You can watch the entire event on C-SPAN, or only selected portions by clicking on the [Watch Video] links next to each speaker.

Thursday Sep. 27, 2012, 7pm – PSM Guardian Award presented to the UK Medicine and Health products Regulatory Agency

Friday Sep. 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks & Opening Speaker

  • Introduction – Scott LaGanga, Executive Director Partnership for Safe Medicines;
    Senior Vice President, Public Affairs – Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
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  • Opening Remarks – Marv Shepherd, PhD, PSM Board Member, Director, Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies, Chairman, Pharmacy Administration Division, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
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  • Opening Speaker – Scott Williams, Vice President, Men’s Health Network
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9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – PSM Original Research: A Day in the Life of Illegal Online Drug Sellers

  • Introduction – Bryan Liang, PSM Board Member, E. Donald Shapiro Distinguished Professor,
    Executive Director, Institute of Health Law Studies, California Western School of Law
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  • Tim K. Mackey, MAS, 2011-2012 PSM Carl L. Alsberg, MD, Fellow for Safe Medicines
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9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Unscrupulous Criminals: The Gray Market

  • Moderator – Linda Johnson, AP Reporter
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  • Damon McCoy, Assistant Professor, George Mason University discusses research on counterfeit pharmacy affiliate networks
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  • James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discusses recent domestic counterfeiting cases investigated by the agency.
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  • Marc Boutin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Health Council; Governing Board Member, International Alliance of Patient Organizations
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10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Morning Networking Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. – Technological Strategies: The Last Line of Defense

  • Moderator – Libby Baney, J.D., FaegreBD Consulting, Vice President and advisor to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies
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  • David Chen, RPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Practice Sections and Director of Section of Pharmacy Practice Manager, The Amercian Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSM Member)
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  • Dr. Anthony DeStefano, Senior Vice President for Compendial Sciences, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, discusses technology strategies used to help build capacity in medicine quality
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  • Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League discusses NCL’s focus on the safe use of medications, including drug counterfeiting.
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12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon Speaker

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Understanding Drug Safety & Security: Impact On Industry

  • Moderator – Scott LaGanga, Partnership for Safe Medicines
  • John Castellani, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Ralph G. Neas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
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2:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Drawing Outside Domestic Lines: International Cooperation

  • Moderator – Brian D. Finlay, Senior Associate and Director of Managing Across Boundaries, The Stimson Center
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  • Nancy Kennedy, Special Agent, Senior Operations Manager of Drug Investigations, Office of Criminal Investigations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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  • Linda Marks, Senior Litigation Counsel, Department of Justice discusses challenges investigating and prosecuting global organizations selling counterfeit and unapproved medicines.
  • Gerald Heddell, MHRA’s Director of Inspection, Enforcement and Standards, MHRA discusses the UK (MHRA) approach to tracking falsified medicines.
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3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – Keynote Speaker

  • Introduction – Scott LaGanga, Partnership for Safe Medicines
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  • Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
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3:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

  • Tom Kubic, PSM Board Member, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Security Institute
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4:00 p.m. – Interchange Adjourns

Press coverage

Online Prescription Drug Dangers (featuring Commissioner Hamburg, Dr. Bryan Liang, and Tim K. Mackey), ABC News Report, aired on 9/28/12.

MHRA awarded Partnership for Safe Medicines Award, MHRA Press Release, 9/28/12.

Generic and Brand-Name Drugmakers Bond at Anti-Counterfeit Conference By Rebecca Adams. CQ Roll Call, 10/1/12.

The Partnership for Safe Medicines – Conference, Federal News Service, 9/28/12.

Drugstore News: Health, industry officials look for ways to combat counterfeit drug spread, Drugstore News 9/28/12.

FDA Commissioner Hamburg Headlines Third Annual Counterfeit Drug Conference, PR Newswire via Sacramento Bee 9/27/12.

Photos, materials, and slides

www.slideshare.net/SafeMedicines/presentations
www.flickr.com/photos/safemedicines/sets/72157631629528708
www.flickr.com/photos/safemedicines/sets/72157631629682257