George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

AGEP Public Policy Conference on Federalism and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program

Program Description: This two and a half day program will explore the economics and legal issues of the pharmaceutical industry and discuss many issues of importance to states. The conference will begin with foundational lectures on the economics of pharmaceutical pricing and understanding the FDA drug approval process. Conference panels will examine pharmaceutical marketing, False Claim Act litigation and Medicaid, consumer protection issues under the Affordable Care Act, concerns surrounding pharmaceuticals and intellectual property, as well as counterfeit drugs and consumer health.

How the Pharmaceutical Industry Works: From Research to Drug to Market

Scott Gottlieb, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The Economics of Pharmaceutical Pricing

Robert B. Helms, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Pharmaceutical Marketing: Economic and Legal Issues

Richard Manning, Partner, Bates White Economics Consulting, Washington, DC
Theodora McCormick, Member, Epstein Becker and Green
James C. Stansel, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
James M. “Mit” Spears, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Wells Wilkinson, Staff Attorney and Senior Policy Analyst, Community Catalyst

Moderator:  Michael D. Shumsky, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care

Robert F. Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Counterfeit Drugs and Consumer Health

Thomas T. Kubic, President & CEO, Pharmaceutical Security Institute
Matthew J. Bassiur, Vice President & Deputy Chief Security Officer, Pfizer Inc.

Moderator:  Richard O. Faulk, Senior Director, Energy and the Environment, Law & Economics Center and Partner, Hollingsworth LLP

Consumer Protection Issues Under the Affordable Care Act

Leonardo Cuello, Director, Health Policy, National Health Law Program
Kathryn G. Chandra, State Policy Manager Government Affairs, Genentech

Moderator:  Karen M. Czarnecki, Director, Education, Law & Economics Center

Understanding the FDA Drug Approval Process

Scott M. Lassman, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Prescription Drug Abuse

Joshua M. Bolin, Director of Government Affairs, National Association of Board of Pharmacy
Robert Twillman, Executive Director, American Academy of Pain Management
Stephen J. Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Moderator:  Mitchel T. Denham, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Kentucky Attorney General

False Claims Act Litigation and Medicaid

Jessica L. Ellsworth, Partner Hogan Lovells
William J. Cople, III, Partner, Hollingsworth LLP
Erica J. Bailey, Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia

Moderator:  Stephen D. Rosenthal, former Virginia Attorney General and Partner, Troutman Sanders

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