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- Marc Kaufman Reporter on the national desk of "The Washington Post"
- Dr. Jerry Avorn Author of "Powerful Medicines," professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
- Alan Goldhammer, PhD Associate vice president for regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
- Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee
- Dr. Sandra Kweder Deputy director of the FDA's Office of New Drugs
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