Wednesday, May 14, 2008

LIVE VIDEO FEED -- House Committee Hearing on FDA Globalization Act -- with a dash of Dennis Quaid, on the side!

Watch Chairman Dingell's hearing here:

[UPDATED -- 05.23.08 PM: The preliminary PDF copy of the May 14, 2008 House Oversight Committee hearing, the so-called "Quaids' Hearing", chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA) is now available online.

05.15.08 AM: The Prepared Testimony/Statements of all witnesses are linked below as PDF files. Archived HEARING VIDEO LINK to Globalization Hearing now up! first hearings are over; windows removed. -- Condor]

no longer in recess -- now watch BOTH -- Dennis Quaid, in the second window -- to avoid cross-feed/cross-talk, just click the white square, on the tool bar, in either window, to stop one (or the other).

Discussion Draft of the
"Food and Drug Administration
Globalization Act
" Legislation:

Device and Cosmetic Safety Provisions
Subcommittee on Health Hearing

10:00 a.m. (EDT) in room 2123
Rayburn House Office Building


UPDATED -- 05.18.08 AM: Archived HEARING VIDEO LINK for DTC Advertising hearing is now up!

The second video box, below, carried The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform LIVE hearing titled, “Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?” -- also Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 10:00 a.m. EDT, in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. A busy day, on the Hill, it is! [Chairman Waxman's Opening Statement (PDF)]

Should FDA Drug and Medical Device
Regulation Bar State Liability Claims

Panel I

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid -- Statement (PDF), parents of newborn twins, Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, who were victims of a heparin overdose

William H. Maisel, M.D., M.P.H. -- Statement (PDF), Director, Medical Device Safety Institute, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D. -- Statement (PDF), Harvard Medical School, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology

David A. Kessler, M.D., J.D.-- Statement (PDF), Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Panel II

David Vladeck, J.D. -- Statement (PDF), Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Gregory Curfman, M.D. -- Statement (PDF), Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

Christine Ruther -- Statement (PDF), President & Chief Engineer, C&R Engineering, Inc.

State Representative David Clark (R-Utah) -- Statement (PDF), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

John E. Calfee, Ph.D. -- Statement (PDF), American Enterprise Institute

Panel III

Randall Lutter, Ph.D. -- Statement (PDF), Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration

So, as an after-thought, here (and a LIVE-VIDEO bonus!) -- if you'd rather watch some "chick-eye-candy", Dennis Quaid is on the Hill today, testifying about FDA preemption efforts, and competing policy intiatives -- click the foregoing link to watch, courtesy

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