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Meeting No. 10
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:07 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Patrick Brown, Steven John Fletcher, Christiane Gagnon, Susan Kadis, Luc Malo, Joy Smith, Lui Temelkovski, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sonya Norris, Analyst; Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst.


Witnesses: NDMAC: David Skinner, President; Robert White, Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx & D): Pier-Giorgio Fontana, Consultant, Regulatory Affairs. BIOTECanada: Philip Schwab, Vice-President of Industry Relations. Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association: Colin D'Cunha, Director, Pharmacovigilance, Apotex Inc.; Jacqueline Conant, Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance, Apotex Inc..

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, the Committee resumed its study on Post-Market Surveillance of Pharmaceutical Products, Prescription and Non-Prescription.

David Skinner, Pier-Giorgio Fontana, Philip Schwab and Colin D'Cunha made statements and answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Carolyn Bennett moved, — That the questions prepared by the Library of Parliament analysts in preparation for the meeting on Post-Market Surveillance be forwarded to the organizations represented at the meeting today in order for them to provide the Committee members with their input and responses, to the best of their ability, in writing.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 2.


At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2008-02-06 9:31 a.m.