Pharmaceuticals Committee Meeting with Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Delegation
AMCHAM’s Pharmaceuticals Committee organized a meeting with a delegation of Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) on 1st November, 2018 at the Leela Palace in New Delhi. The members of the ASOP delegation included Mr. Jeffrey Gren, ASOP Global Board Member, ASOP Global, Mr. Bejon Misra, Strategic Advisor, ASOP Global India Chapter, Mr. Chaitanya Kumar Koduri, Senior Manager, USP India Office, Mr. Alastair Jeffrey, Head of Enforcement, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) United Kingdom, Mr. Aaron Graham, Executive Director Safety and Security, Boehringer Ingelheim, Mr. Jim Fries, CEO of Rx-360 and Mr. Ron Guse, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), NABP Consultant and Former Manitoba Provincial Canada Regulator. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Jyotsna Ghoshal, Co-Chair – Pharmaceuticals Committee, AMCHAM and Executive Director, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, MSD. The following officials from the U.S. Embassy also joined the meeting: Mr. Dominic Keating and Ms. Komal Kalha, USPTO, Mr. Darrel Ching, Principal Commercial Officer, Ms. Bhavna Vishwakarma, Senior Commercial Specialist and Dr. Vid Nukala, HHS, U.S. Embassy. Other AMCHAM members included Ms. Lynn Cinelli and Ms. Nahid Zaman, MSD, Mr. Sarthak Ranade, Janssen, Mr. Kulveen Bali and Dr. Prabha Hegde, 3M, Ms. Sakshi Sethi and Ms. Nida Saher, BD. Mr. Gaurav Mendiratta represented AMCHAM in the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to learn about ASOP Global’s tools to protect patients such as consumer awareness, public service announcements and research, share updates of ASOP’s meeting with the Government of India with AMCHAM members and explore the areas of collaboration with AMCHAM India. Mr. Jeffrey Gren, ASOP board member gave a presentation providing background on ASOP Global, its presence in India and information on the activities they plan to do. AMCHAM members were pleased to hear the updates from the ASOP delegation and found the meeting useful.