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Drug Prices and Innovation: Balancing Societal Needs and Marketplace Demands

Drug Prices and Innovation: Balancing Societal Needs and Marketplace Demands

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles , CA
California US
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The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is pleased to host The Health Forum at UCLA (FSPH), a series of regularly scheduled free public programs featuring health leaders discussing critical issues in public health.
"Drug Prices and Innovation: Balancing Societal Needs and Marketplace Demands"
Medical innovation in the 21st Century is cause for both celebration and concern. In the United States, life expectancy and health are improving, infant mortality is declining and disability rates among the elderly are falling rapidly. These improvements in key components of public health are further bolstered by increases in life expectancy and improved health status of Americans with cancer, HIV/AIDS and premature birth. While we can thank pharmaceutical breakthroughs for medical progress, better medicine also means higher costs. In this health forum, we will discuss the impact of rising drug prices on patients, managed care entities, insurers and drug companies, as well as what this means for the future of U.S. health care.
When: Wednesday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm PDT
            6:00-6:30pm: Coffee and Reception
            6:30-7:15pm: Panel Presentations
            7:15-8:00pm: Question and Answer Session
Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA 
             635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles
Online: To join the livestream on April 29, please click HERE. Please note that the program begins at 6:30pm PDT.
Panelists include: 
Martin Zagari photo.
Martin Zagari, MD
Vice President of Global Health Economics
Elan Rubenstein photo.
Elan Rubinstein, PharmD

EB Rubinstein Associates
Alex Ruggieri photo.
Alexander P. Ruggieri, MD 

Managing Medical Director
Enterprise Pharmacy Utilization Management Services
Anthem Care Management, WellPoint
Moderated by: 
Leah Vriesman photo.
Leah Vriesman, PhD

Associate Professor
Director of Executive Programs
Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

As always, the Health Forum is recorded and available in our media archive HERE.