Health Care Forum: Why do drugs cost so much in the United States? What can we do about it?

Apr 7, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SOM M501, M502

Health Care Forum 2020

Co-hosted by the COCIS School of Business and the Office of Alumnae/i Engagement.

Why do drugs cost so much in the United States? What can we do about it?

Drugs cost more in the United States than in any other developed country, driving up health care costs in this country and reducing patients’ access to needed drugs. This issue permeates the health system, vexing clinicians and patients alike. What can be done – in law and policy – to better control drug costs?

Speakers:

Rena Conti, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business. She is an economist who has written extensively on the pricing, demand and supply of prescription drugs.

Jonathan Darrow, SJD, JD, MBA, LLM, Asst.Professor, Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing lawyer and researcher on the subject of the cost and regulation of pharmaceuticals.

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