Expert Resources: Testimony

This page is a guide to online resources about counterfeit medicines, internet pharmacy issues, and diversion problems. The material is drawn from hearings before legislatures and from other government-sponsored forums.

2006

July 11, 2006: Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security. U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources. Click here for the hearing’s homepage.

2005

December 13, 2005: Safety of Imported Pharmaceuticals: Strengthening Efforts to Combat the Sales of Controlled Substances Over the Internet. U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Click here for the hearing’s homepage. An audio recording of the hearing is available here.

Novmeber 01, 2005: Sick Crime: Counterfeit Drugs in the United States. U.S. House of Representatives, Committe on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources. Click here for the hearing’s homepage.

April 19, 2005: S.334: An Approach to Drug Importation. U.S. Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Click here for the hearing’s homepage.

February 16, 2005: Drug Importation: The Realities of Safety and Security. U.S. Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Click here for the hearing’s homepage.

January 26, 2005: Internet Pharmacy and Importation: Exploring Risks and Benefits. U.S. Senate, Special Committee on Aging. Click here for the hearing’s homepage.

2004

July 22, 2004: Buyer Beware: The Danger of Purchasing Pharmaceuticals over the Internet – Day 2. U.S. Senate, Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Click here for the hearing homepage.

July 14, 2004: Examining the Implications of Drug Importation. U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary. Click here for the hearing homepage.

June 17, 2004: Buyer Beware: The Danger of Purchasing Pharmaceuticals over the Internet – Day 1. U.S. Senate, Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Click here for the hearing homepage.

March-May 2004: HHS Task Force on Drug Importation. Click here for the homepage. This site contains transcripts of the public hearings as well as submitted
testimony from an enormous variety of types of experts, including many members
of the Partnership for Safe Medicines.

April 27, 2004. International Trade and Pharmaceuticals. U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance, Subcommittees on Trade and Health Care. Click here for hearing homepage.

March 18, 2004: A Prescription for Safety: The Need for H.R. 3880, the Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act. U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform. Click here for the hearing homepage.

2003

June 24, 2003: A System Overwhelmed: The Avalanche of Imported, Counterfeit, and Unapproved Drugs into the U.S. U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Click here for the hearing homepage.

June 12, 2003: Canadian Prescription Drug Re-importation: Is there a safety issue? U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness. Click here for FDA testimony.