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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Standing Committee on Health met at 11:04 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, Patricia Davidson, Steven John Fletcher, Christiane Gagnon, Susan Kadis, Luc Malo, Joy Smith, Lui Temelkovski, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Michael Savage for Hon. Robert Thibault.


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


Witnesses: Anemia Institute for Research and Education: Durhane Wong-Rieger, President and Chief Executive Officer. Consumers' Association of Canada: Mel Fruitman, Vice-President. PharmaWatch: Colleen Fuller, President; Carol Kushner, Director.

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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 12:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:34 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Health hold two to four meetings in order to review the progress in implementing the "10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care", as specified in section 25.9 of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

2008-03-13 3:33 p.m.