School of Law’s Rome Lecture, Panel to Discuss Drug Pricing Issues

The Law and Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will present the 2018 Rome Lecture, “Drug Pricing: Problems and Prospects,” on Thursday, March 8, 3 p.m., in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, who discuss the rising costs of prescription drugs, examining the causes of recent increases as well as proposed solutions.

Kesselheim is the director of the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property laws and regulatory policies on pharmaceutical drug development, the approval process, and the cost and availability of prescription drugs.

The lecture will be followed by a panel of experts on pharmaceutical drug pricing:

  • Joshua Auerbach, special assistant and senior litigation counsel, Maryland Office of the Attorney General
  • William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Frank Palumbo, JD, PhD, professor, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, and executive director, Center on Drugs and Public Policy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Ameet Sarpatwari, JD ’13, PhD, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, and assistant director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law,  Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

A reception will follow the panel. Attendance is free but registration is requested. Click here to register.

The Stuart Rome Lecture was established in 1984 to honor the memory of Stuart Rome, a prominent attorney, community activist, art patron, and humanitarian in the Baltimore area.

Lauren Levy Clinical Care, Education, People, ResearchFebruary 5, 20180 commentsHarvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Law & Health Care Program, Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland Baltimore Francis King Carey School of Law.

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