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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FORTY– SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 16, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY- SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, Representative Paul Thissen

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Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:20 P.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

BROD, Laura
EMMER, Tom

A quorum was present.

Representative Murphy moved the minutes of February 11, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1641 (Liebling) Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.

Representative Liebling moved that HF1641 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Liebling moved the H1641A1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 1, line 1.16 delete "35" and insert "36"
Page 1, line 1.19 delete "2" and insert "3"
Page 1, line1.22, after "distributor" insert "or medical device manufacturer or distributor"
Page 1, line 1.24, after "medication" insert "or device"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Liebling presented the bill.

Proponents of the bill were:

Peter Wyckoff, Director, Minnesota Prescription Coalition
Chris McCoy, M.D.
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Craig Stephens, RPH, MBA, Senior Vice President, Evergreen Rx
Michele Kimball, State Director, AARP Minnesota
Kim Witczak, Consumer

Opponents of the bill were:

Health Care and Human Services
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Don Gerhardt, CEO and President, LifeScience Alley
Howard Root, CEO, Vascular Solutions
Marjorie Powell, PhRMA

HF1641 was laid over for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR




Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1640 (Liebling) - Prescription drug academic detailing program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1641 (Liebling) - Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.
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03:05 - Gavel.
03:55 - HF1641 (Liebling) Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.
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