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Monday, May 12, 2008

Preemption Legislation Hearing Scheduled

I don't see this up on the Oversight Committee's website yet, but just received this by e-mail:

Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 10:00 AM at 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly, parents of newborn twins, Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, who were victims of a heparin overdose; William Maisel, director of the Medical Device Safety Institute, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Aaron Kesselheim of the Harvard Medical School's Division of Pharmacoepidemiology; David Kessler, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; David Vladeck, professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center; Gregory Curfman, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine; Christine Ruther, president and chief engineer for C&R Engineering, Inc.; and Utah State Representative David Clark (R) of the National Conference of State Legislatures.


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