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PhRMA and Center for Policy Alternatives to address drug pricing war

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 3, 2002 -- Marjorie Powell, Assistant General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Bernie Horn, JD, Policy Director, Center for Policy Alternatives will present their perspectives on current legislation regarding government price controls and rebates that reduce drug prices for State Medicaid programs, seniors and the uninsured, when they keynote the Institute for International Research's (IIR) 7th Annual Conference on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, September 25-27, 2002 in Chicago.

Together, they will address the litigation landscape, and speculate on the ongoing issues plaguing state legislatures and PhRMA in 2003.

A second pair of keynote presenters, James G. Sheehan, Assistant US Attorney, Chief, Civil Division, US Department of Justice and Michael Loucks, Health Fraud Chief, US Attorney's Office, Boston, will address enforcement initiatives, resolution and ongoing compliance with price reporting and rebates.

Day Three highlights the PHS 340B Program, HIPAA and dispute resolution.

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Source: Institute for International Research

Posted: September 2002