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Symposium

THe LAW AND ECONOMICS of DRUG DEVELOPMeNt

November 7, 2008
University of Michigan Law School,

Hutchins Hall, Room 250
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Free and open to the public


 

 




New drugs promise to prolong and improve the quality of human lives.  But, as the cost of new drug development increases, policy makers face difficult tradeoffs.  This symposium will address some of the most pressing policy questions facing FDA, Congress, and the courts, including:

  • How have recent regulatory initiatives affected the introduction of new drugs?
  • What role remains for state tort liability alongside the federal regime for regulating the safety of drugs?
  • How can the current system of incentives be improved?

Participants in the Conference include: Robert Armitage (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly & Co.), Omri Ben-Shahar (Professor, Univ. of Chicago), Rebecca Eisenberg (Professor, Univ. of Michigan), Scott Hemphill (Professor, Columbia Univ.), Peter Barton Hutt (Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP), Ariel Katz (Professor, Univ. of Toronto), Frank Lichtenberg (Professor, Columbia Univ.), Lars Noah (Professor, Univ. of Florida), Mary Olson (Professor, Tulane Univ.), Ben Roin (Professor, Harvard Univ.), Catherine Sharkey (Professor, NYU), Scott Stern (Professor, Northwestern Univ.), Qing Zhang (Professor, China Univ. of Pol. Sci. & Law). 

Sponsored by the Program in Law, Economics, & Technology and Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review, with generous funding from the Microsoft Corporation.

 



Program

Friday, November 7

8:30

Continental Breakfast

9:15-9:30

Welcome Remarks - Rebecca Eisenberg

9:30-12:00

Panel on Regulatory Initiatives (Omri Ben-Shahar, Moderator)
Ariel Katz
Frank Lichtenberg
Mary Olson

Scott Stern
Qing Zhang

12:00-1:00

Lunch Break

1:00-1:15

Remarks (Afternoon Session)

1:15-3:30

Panel on Alternative Perspectives on IP Regimes (Peter Barton Hutt, Moderator)
Robert Armitage
Rebecca Eisenberg
Scott Hemphill

Ben Roin

3:30-3:45

Coffee Break

3:45-4:45

Panel on Federal Preemption and Torts (Rebecca Eisenberg, Moderator)
Lars Noah
Catherine Sharkey

4:45-5:00

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 
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