Statement by Ralph G. Neas, President and CEO, GPhA, on Passage of Supply Chain Safety Legislation in the House

JUNE 03, 2013
PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2013) — The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) commends the advancement of the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act (H.R. 1919), legislation that takes important steps to improve the safety and security of the prescription drug supply chain.

Now that the bill has passed the House, GPhA looks forward to continued collaborative efforts with lawmakers to pass legislation that improves identifying information for medicines on the market, bolsters the ability of regulators to detect counterfeiters, and makes needed product recalls or returns more timely and efficient.

In particular, we applaud efforts by the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI), to bring us closer than ever before to an achievable supply chain security solution.

GPhA strongly supports efforts that help set the stage for adoption of a pragmatic, uniform national standard for electronic prescription medicine tracking. In addition, we support enhanced e-labeling that increases patient safety by modernizing the information exchange between pharmacies and manufacturers.

Americans deserve the predictability and reliability that a single, uniform federal standard for medicine identification will make possible.

We look forward to further Senate action on this critical issue. GPhA and its members remain committed to working with Congress to develop a solution that provides an achievable roadmap for a safe, secure prescription drug supply chain.



SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.