Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Soaring Drug Prices: How They Impact Consumers and What Can Be Done

UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) and PRL Institute for Health Policy Studies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Soaring Drug Prices: How They Impact Consumers and...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
General Nov 20, 2017 Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Soaring Drug Prices: How They Impact Consumers and What Can Be Done

Event Details

A Conversation with

Lisa Gill, Consumer Reports and

Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, Director, UCSF Center for Healthcare Value


Drug prices in the United States are twice what they are in Great Britain and are rising much faster than prices for other products. At this session, Consumer Reports writer Lisa Gill will describe the impact on consumers and outline ways to keep your drug costs down. Adams Dudley, a physician from the University of California, San Francisco, will describe the clinical situations in which the impact of high prices are felt and how doctors and patients can talk to each other. Then both of them will engage the audience in a discussion of what could be done to address high drug prices.


Lisa Gill is the deputy editor of Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, a program that focuses on using comparative effectiveness, survey and secret shopper data to evaluate common medications' safety, effectiveness, cost, and access. The results inform hundreds of stories and videos across Consumer Reports media platforms, including Consumer Reports magazine, ConsumerReports.org, CR Television, web video and social media.

Lisa is also Consumer Reports' primary spokesperson on medication issues with repeat appearances on NBC Evening News, NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz., MSNBC, PBS “Weekend Edition,” NPR’s “Marketplace,” FOX News, and hundreds of satellite television and radio interviews. Quoted as Consumer Reports’ drug expert in publications including The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Washington Post and major metro newspapers.

As a two-time graduate of Indiana University, Lisa is a journalist by training and passionate about consumer safety and consumer protections. She regularly works with other journalists, consumer advocates, medical professionals and programs like Choosing Wisely to encourage consumers to learn their health and medication choices and make informed decisions.

 

Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, (@RAdamsDudleyMD) is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at UCSF and Director of UCSF’s Center for Healthcare Value. He has spent decades helping consumers, employers, providers, insurers, and government develop strategies to improve the quality of and lower the cost of health care. For example, he currently runs a project with Consumer Reports to share with the public information about the cost and quality of care for specific conditions (for instance, knee surgery). His work has been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, and many other outlets. In 2005, he received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

Have questions about Soaring Drug Prices: How They Impact Consumers and What Can Be Done ? Contact UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) and PRL Institute for Health Policy Studies

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


UCSF Lange Room
Parnassus Library, 530 Parnassus Avenue, Room 522
San Francisco, California

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) and PRL Institute for Health Policy Studies

  Contact the Organizer
Soaring Drug Prices: How They Impact Consumers and What Can Be Done
Things to do in San Francisco Seminar Health

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.