SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Can Big Pharma Behavior Change to Benefit Patients?

Date: 3/9/2005

Saul Rosenberg MD & Gilbert Chu PhD
 Professors Rosenberg and Chu will discuss how the behavior of large pharmaceutical companies can sometimes compromise the needs of patients. The behavior includes strategies for lobbying Congress, exploiting patent law, targeting large consumer markets, creating demand from patients, and influencing physicians. In some cases, this behavior has created ethical and legal problems. The talk will conclude with a discussion of possible ways to encourage changes that will benefit patients.

Last update: October 03, 2013