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The Danger of False Profits: The Threat of Counterfeits to Public Health


Please join the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) and the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) for a Capitol Hill briefing on recent developments in the counterfeits problem, and learn what is being done to protect consumers from counterfeit goods, both by industry and by the public sector. Hear directly from U.S. government agencies about their efforts to combat counterfeits, both domestically and internationally. And hear international perspectives on the counterfeit problem during a special interactive session with attendees from the embassy community. You’ll leave with a much better sense of the current state of efforts to combat counterfeits, and of what still remains to be done.


Gaurvika Nayyar
MPH/MBA Candidate,
Johns Hopkins University

Rana Saoud
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Rachel Wallace
Global IP Academy, US Patent & Trademark Office

Dave Brener
Customs and Border Patrol

Brett Brenner
Electrical Safety Foundation International

John Clark
Vice President & Chief Security Officer,

Jeffrey Gren
Director, Office of Health and Consumer Goods,
U.S. Department of Commerce

Scott LaGanga
Partnership for Safe Medicines

Michael Maves
Project Hope

Michael Smith
Senior Counsel,
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

John Taylor
Counselor to the Commissioner,
Food and Drug Administration

Additional speakers to be announced soon


Event Details:

Thursday, February 28, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Reserve Officers Association Headquarters, 5th Floor
One Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC
*Complimentary lunch will be provided


Click here to register

Questions? Please contact Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139, or


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