Hear Senior Science Advisor Eric Sampson talk about the CDC Foundation’s plans to study the impact of counterfeit drugs and educate the public health community about the black market.

Panel 4 Eric Sampson 2Hear Senior Science Advisor Eric Sampson talk about the CDC Foundation’s plans to study the impact of counterfeit drugs and educate the public health community about the black market.

At PSM’s 2014 Interchange, Eric Sampson, Senior Science Advisor at the CDC Foundation, spoke about the CDC Foundation’s plans to establish public/private partnerships to make the non-regulatory public health community aware of the pharmaceutical black market. Sampson said that the CDC is well-positioned to gather information about how many people are exposed to counterfeit medicines and about their health outcomes. “There is a very high risk of exposures that have been alluded to in today’s meeting–heavy metals, harmful substances that have been substituted in prescription medicines,” said Sampson, “and they will be asking questions like ‘show me the most current list of those items.'”

Watch Sampson’s remarks in the embedded YouTube video below, or hear the whole panel, “How the Black Market Impacts Patients” on PSM’s YouTube channel. Eric Sampson remarks start at 18:42

 

By S. Imber