Doing Good or Doing Well? Ethics in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Salomon 001
Speakers: 
Marcia Angell, Mary Ruwart

The pharmaceutical industry is an important part of the United States health care system, politics, and economy. But what are the responsibilities of these companies to the well-being of people in need of medicines both in the US and abroad? How should public grants and research facilities like the NIH affect the licensing of drugs? 

Speakers:

Marcia Angell, M.D. is the author of The Truth about Drug Companies and the first female editor of the New England Journal of Health.

Mary Ruwart, Ph.D. was a candidate for the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2008 and author of Healing Our World: The Other Piece of the Puzzle.

Photos below by Peter Goldberg.

 

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