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Join us for Guest Speaker, Dr. Sean Sullivan, Professor and Dean of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy for his first guest lecture of the day!
Friday, March 8, 2019
10:00-11:00 am | Lecture 1: “Solving the Problem of Unsustainable Pharmaceutical Prices”
12:45-1:15 pm | Lunch: Provided for PharmD students ahead of the afternoon presentation, opportunities for discussion with Dr. Sullivan,
1:15-2:30 pm |Lecture 2: “Amazon.com in Pharmacy Practice? Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Health Care System”
Students who would like to be provided free lunch – RSVP here
Solving the Problem of Unsustainable Pharmaceutical Prices
The annual U.S. market for prescription drugs exceeds $500 billion, representing almost 17% of all health care expenditures, and it is rising at an unsustainable rate. In 2017, the average American spent $1,100 per year on medications. It is, therefore, no wonder that the public and elected officials are fixated on forging workable policy solutions. This seminar will discuss the many reasons why prescription drugs cost so much in the US and the current options to address the problem.