Health and Corporate Law Centers Host Alumni Breakfast

On May 11, 2016, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law co-hosted an alumni breakfast in New York City on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. The panel, moderated by Solomon Center Faculty Director Abbe R. Gluck ’00, featured former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Merck & Co. CEO Kenneth Frazier, and Aaron Kesselheim, Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard. Hamburg and Kesselheim are also Solomon Center distinguished visitors.

The panel discussed drug pricing, off-label promotion, incentivizing innovation, globalization, and health care industry consolidation. While the panelists did not necessarily agree on all matter, they were able to find common ground frequently, including on the continuing importance of the FDA in assuring that only safe drugs reach consumers.

View photos from the event.

The next alumni breakfast, which will again be a Wasserman breakfast in New York cosponsored by the Solomon Center and the Center for the Study of Corporate Law, is expected to occur in September 2016 and will be on the subject of elder fraud.