I’ve been reading the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report called “Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs” that was published last week. At 360 pages, it is quite literally a book, and you can buy it that way. But they also allow you to download the “Pre-publication Copy: Uncorrected Proofs” version in a 300 page PDF for free. I’m not sure why they would post uncorrected proofs rather than the final document on their site but I assume the text is in its final edited form and only the formatting might be different between the book and the PDF. I hope so anyway.
At their 100th annual meeting this week, the National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO) resolved that their member organizations will work together to help further secure the pharmaceutical supply chain. The 101 year old organization is composed of major pharmaceutical industry associations from each primary segment:
Perhaps the aggressiveness of the response date is a reflection of how important this piece of proposed legislation is. That is, if you think it is important, then you will immediately drop whatever it was you were doing and get right to the task of providing a detailed reply so they can make sure the final draft reflects your preferences. I don’t know what you’ve been up to, but this is my third essay about it. 😉
According to Politico, “The word emerged late Sunday night from congressional staffers working on the package who said a last-minute compromise effort failed to win the support of stakeholders, and a decision had been made to drop it — for now.”
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