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Title: How FDA handles Counterfeit Products being imported into the United States?
Speaker: Daniel Solis, Director, Los Angeles District Imports Operations Branch, FDA
6-6:30 PM networking, 6:30-7:15 PM dinner, 7:15-8:30 PM presentation and discussion
With the rise in import volume and the ability for consumers to use the internet to order drug products online, the challenge for FDA is how to stop fake pharmaceutical products from reaching American consumers. Mr. Solis will present some of the challenges the Agency has in tackling the ever increasing volume of imports and how the Agency has approached this problem. He will present statistics and share with the audience some of his experiences with Federal Operations. He will also share with the audience how legitimate Importers can help in combating this problem.
Mr. Solis started his career with FDA in 1998 as a Microbiologist. He also wore the hat as a Database Administrator in the FDA Pacific Regional Lab South West and was responsible for setting up the IT Infrastructure for the FDA Lab in Irvine. He was then promoted as a Compliance Officer in 2004, and worked for the Los Angeles District Imports Operations Branch. He was a Compliance Officer for 5 years and then spent 2 Years as the Supervisor for Field Operations in the Branch. Mr. Solis also served as a Watch Commander at the Prior Notice Center, which is now the Division of Food Targeting Defense, in 2005. He next took a position with FDA’s Division of Imports Operations and Policy (DIOP)- Systems Branch, which is an FDA HQ position overseeing all FDA Import Offices and Operations, nationally. One of his main accomplishments in DIOP was the implementation and roll out of the PREDICT/MARCS National Application. Mr. Solis was selected to be the Director of the Los Angeles District Imports Operations Branch on November 2009. He now directs one of the Largest FDA Import Offices, nationally and oversees the largest port in the United States. One of his accomplishments for the FDA LA Port operations is the implementation of electronic communications and paperless transactions initiatives with the Trade and Importing community in the Southern California area. Mr. Solis specializes in Imports Operations and gives local, as well as, national training on Imports Investigations. He is a member of the National Leadership Development Workgroup at FDA HQ, has served as a mentor for the Federal Executive Board in Los Angeles, member of the FSMA Workgroup at HQ and has also served as a voting member of the ORA’s Information Technology Business Review Board. He also has had numerous roles in FDA Operations with other Federal Agencies, working with CBP, ICE, DEA, State and local law enforcement agencies such as LAPD. Mr. Solis holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of LaVerne and a Bachelor’s Degree from University California of Irvine.
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