MEDIA ALERT: Experts Debate the Ethics of Pharmaceutical Pricing September 29 in Hartford

Sep 25, 2015
Keynote Speaker:
James E. Sabin, MD, Director, Ethics Program, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Clinical Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Sharon Brigner, MS, RN, Deputy Vice President in State Government Affairs, PhRMA
Mickey Herbert, Consultant, Michael E. Herbert Consulting
Kevin Lembo, Connecticut State Comptroller
James E. Sabin, MD

Kim D. Slocum, President, KDS Consulting, LLC

“Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Health Miracles and Economic Nightmares”
Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Registration, networking and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. 
Program runs from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Marriott Hartford Downtown 
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford

How much is too much to charge for a specialty drug? Where do the profits go, and what does it mean for our overburdened health care system and aging population? With giant price increases – and public backlash – in the news, we invite you to join us for a closer look at the ethics of pricing specialty pharmaceuticals, the differing value paradigms that are applied to drugs and health care, and the difficulties that creates for both industry professionals and consumers. Click here for more information, or click here to listen to a podcast with Dr. Sabin and Mr. Slocum.


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