October 7, 2010
Redesigning Incentives for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker spoke about alternatives to patents for financing drug research as part of a larger conference exploring the theme of "Selling Sickness" and working towards solutions. The conference was designed for everyone with an interest in pharmaceutical information and promotion including: health professionals; policy makers; staff of government health and regulatory departments; inspectors; staff of pharmaceutical, advertising and public relations companies; staff of NGOs; and journalists. The host is Healthy Skepticism (Netherlands) assisted by the Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine and Healthy Skepticism (International). The sponsors are the Dutch Ministry of Health and the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate, the conference was co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.