The Future of Specialty Drugs: A Policy Discussion on Treatments & Affordability

The Hill Staff

Livestream begins Thursday, October 1, 2015 at  8:15 AM

The development of specialty drugs has had a profound effect on treating patients suffering from chronic conditions, but these treatments come at a high cost to consumers and drug companies alike.
On October 1, join The Hill & the USC Schaeffer Center for a policy forum on how to make these promising new treatments more accessible and affordable, while improving quality of care. From the House’s 21st Century Cures legislation to payment reform, what are policymakers and health industry leaders doing to combat the slow drug approval process and rising prescription drug costs? How can healthcare providers ensure that needed treatments are more widely available for the patients who need them most?


8:20 AM – Keynote interview with Senator BILL CASSIDY (R-La.) in conversation with The Hill’s BOB CUSACK

8:40 AM – 9:45 AM Roundtable discussion with:

  • JOSH OFMAN, M.D., M.S.H.S., Senior Vice President, Global Value and Access, Amgen
  • STEVEN PEARSON, M.D., MSc, FRCP, Founder and President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review [ICER]
  • KATHERINE WILEMON, Founder and President, The FH Foundation

    Moderated by: DANA P. GOLDMAN, Ph.D., Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director, Schaeffer Center, USC

10:15 AM – Keynote interview with PAUL GINSBURG, Ph.D., Director of Public Policy, Schaeffer Center, Norma Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC in conversation with The Hill’s BOB CUSACK

10:30 AM – 11:25 AM Roundtable discussion with:

  • AMY BASSANO, Director, Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation [CMMI]
  • MICHAEL KOLODZIEJ, M.D., National Medical Director, Oncology Solutions Office, Aetna
  • BLASE POLITE, M.D., M.P.P., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago; Past Chair, Government Relations Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO]

    Moderated by: DARIUS LAKDAWALLA, Ph.D., Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovations, Schaeffer Center, USC




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