Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2014)—As controversy over inflated pharmaceutical pricing continues to draw headlines, The Atlantic presents “Future of Medicine: A Conversation on Cost and Value,” an event exploring the economics of drug pricing. The conversation will also explore the importance of effective research and development and the ethical balance between prescribing life-saving medications to patients in need and keeping costs from skyrocketing.
Business leaders, academics, and medical professionals will bring their views on access to care to the Newseum stage on Wednesday, May 21. Featured speakers will include Daniel Bahr, former German Federal Minister of Health; John Castellani, President and CEO of PhRMA; Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO); Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans; and Steven Pearson, President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and Visiting Scientist in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, among others. The full roster of speakers is listed below.
Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE and Washington Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic, and James Hamblin, Senior Editor of The Atlantic’s Health Channel, will moderate the discussion.