Dennis Quaid Testifies to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
On May 14th The House Oversight panel heard testimony in a hearing titled "Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?"
The hearing was highlighted by actor Dennis Quaid's testimony about his infant twins accidentally given a dose of the blood thinner heparin 1,000 times over the desired amount.
On the subject of drug companies supporting that federal regulation should pre-empt lawsuits filed under state law, Quaid said "it will basically make us uninformed and uncompensated lab rats."
To view testimony from Dennis Quaid and others during this hearing, please click the links below.
To view and read about Mr. Quaid's appearance on 60 Minutes, please click here.
Testimony Transcripts (.pdf format)
- Opening Statement of Rep. Henry A. Waxman
Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar
State Liability Claims
- John E. Calfee, Ph.D.
American Enterprise Institute
- The Honorable David Clark
Majority Leader, Utah House of Representatives
- Gregory Curfman
Executive Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D.
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Dr. David Kessler
UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
- Dr. Randall Lutter
Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- WILLIAM H. MAISEL, MD, MPH
DIRECTOR, MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY INSTITUTE
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER
- Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Quaid
- Christine Ruther
President & Engineer
C&R Engineering, Inc.
- DAVID C. VLADECK
PROFESSOR OF LAW
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER
AND SCHOLAR CENTER FOR PROGRESSIVE REFORM