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The Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange 2014

The Partnership for Safe Medicines

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Partnership for Safe Medicines  Interchange 2014

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Event Details

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.



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Pre-conference breakfast, sponsor table browsing and networking.

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Conference opener

  • Introduction - Scott LaGanga, Executive Director Partnership for Safe Medicines; Vice President, Public Affairs - Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhPMA)

8:40 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Original Research

  • Dr. Marv Shepherd, Director, Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies
    College of Pharmacy, University of Texas-Austin
  • Dr. Tim Mackey, Assistant Professor, UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
    Director, Global Health Policy Institute

9:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Panel 1: New international developments in the fight against counterfeit medicines

  • Moderator: Tom Kubic, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Security Institute


  • Gillian Buckley, Program Officer, Institute of Medicine
  • Philip Walsky, Acting Director, FDA-OCI
  • Jim Dahl, Assistant Director of the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) (retired)

10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. - 11.55 a.m. Panel 2: Patient safety and criminal prosecutions in the U.S.

  • Moderator: Linda I. Marks, Senior Litigation Counsel, Consumer Protection Branch, Department of Justice


  • James D. Durham, First Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Lindsay Androski Kelly, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • TBD

11:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Networking Lunch

12:55 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Pre-Panel Presentation (downstairs) PSM India

  • Bejon Misra, Founder, PSM India

1:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Panel 3: The Impacts of Fake Online Pharmacies on Patient Safety

  • Moderator: Daniel Burke, Special Agent FDA-OCI


  • Libby Baney, Executive Director, Alliance for Safe Online
  • Mac MacCall, President, Maine Pharmacy Association
  • TBD

2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Panel 4: How the Black Market Impacts Patients

  • Moderator: Scott LaGanga


  • Eric Sampson, Advisor to the CDC Foundation
  • Heather McLaughlin, Senior Compliance Analyst, MD
    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Kimberly New, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
  • TBD

2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Mid Afternoon Break

3:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi

3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Introduction to Keynote Speaker

  • Scott A. LaGanga, PSM Executive Director

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Howard Sklamberg, FDA Deputy Commissioner

4:15 p.m. - 4:17 p.m. Closing Remarks, Scott LaGanga

4:17 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Reception

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When & Where

Newseum | The Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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The Partnership for Safe Medicines

The Partnership for Safe Medicines is a group of organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures, or programs to protect consumers from counterfeit or contraband medicines.

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