Washington, DC, November 8 – Congressman Gene Green (D-TX 29th), the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Health, Congressman Michael C Burgess M.D. (R-TX 26th) Chair of the Health Subcommittee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Committee member Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) attended a reception and dinner November 8 in Washington, DC and were honored as Healthcare Champions by leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Senator Murray was represented at the event by Health Policy Advisor Remy Brim, Ph.D.
The Drug Quality and Security Act, passed by Congress in 2013 to increase patient confidence in the authenticity of prescription medications, was championed by these legislators who continue to serve the public interest. The Act mandates enhanced tracking of prescription medications as they move from the manufacturer to the final dispenser. This month marks the fourth anniversary of the legislation.
The companies involved in presenting the honors are at the forefront of assuring compliance to the new regulations. Co-hosting the evening were Brian Daleiden, Vice-President of Industry Marketing at TraceLink, Anil Andrade, Business Head, ACG Worldwide, Rick Bollinger, Vice-President of Sales at Optel Group and Larry Hotz, Marketing Manager at WDSrx – Woodfield Distribution, LLC, a logistics services provider.
Congressman Burgess commented that “the Laws we create in Congress rely on their proper implementation by partners in industry. The effectiveness of the DQSA legislation depends on the continued diligence of the pharmaceutical industry and the businesses that help assure compliance.”
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