Lawyering for Access: Legal Strategies to Improve Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals

October 16, 2009
12:30 pm | Room 602

PIJIP and Prescription Policy Choices will co-host Lawyering for Access to discuss actions state governments have taken to control pharmaceutical costs, as well as the roles of legislation and litigation in pharmaceutical policy. Topics will include: the recent $2.3 billion Pfizer settlement; innovative state legislation being considered around the country; federal appellate litigation by the pharmaceutical industry asserting a First Amendment right to access prescription records for marketing purposes; litigation regarding deceptive marketing practices; and the implications of health care reform for access to medicines and the use of health information.

12:30
Lunch Served
12:45

PANEL ONE: STATE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS

  • Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property
    Prescription Data Mining Regulation and the First Amendment
  • Sharon Treat, National Legislation Association on Prescription Drug Prices
    Ann Woloson, Director, Prescription Policy Choices
    The Conception of Maine’s Marketing to Minors Law
  • Robin Lunge, Legislative Counsel, Vermont State Legislature
    The Passage and Amendment of Vermont’s Prescriber Payment Disclosure Law
1:35
Break
1:45
PANEL 2: PHARMACEUTICAL LITIGATION: SAFETY, PRICING, AND PROMOTION
  • Allison Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group
    Wyeth v. Levine – Preserving a State Right of Action in Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Wells Wilkinson, Director, Prescription Access Litigation
    The Role of Private Litigation in Policing Pharma Practices
  • Michael Loucks, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
    U.S. v Pharmacia & Upjohn – Prosecuting Pharmaceutical Fraud under Criminal and Civil Law
 2:45Reception


Registration is free, but please register at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration for planning purposes. For further information, please contact Meredith Jacob at meredith.jacob@american.edu or 202.274.4253

 


Photograph of pills placed on flickr.com under a Creative Commons license by Rakka.