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2018 Rome Lecture - Drug Pricing: Problems and Prospects

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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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Baltimore, MD 21201

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The Law & Health Care Program at Maryland Carey Law invites you to attend the 2018 Rome Lecture, to be given by Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom. Dr. Kesselheim will discuss the rising costs of prescription drugs, examining the causes of recent increases as well as proposed solutions.

Dr. Kesselheim is the Director of the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. More information on Dr. Kesselheim’s research can be found here.

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

  • Josh Auerbach, Special Assistant & Senior Litigation Counsel, Maryland Office of the Attorney General
  • William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Frank Palumbo, JD, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and Executive Director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Ameet Sarpatwari, JD ('13), PhD, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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.

For more information about the Rome Lecture and Drug Pricing Panel, please contact Lauren Levy, managing director of the Law & Health Care Program at llevy@law.umaryland.edu.

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