January 25 Thursday

Tribal Sovereignty and American Drugs: Between Tribal Nations and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
  • Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Native American tribal nations, exercising their sovereign authority, are increasingly interacting with national pharmaceutical companies. This panel will present perspectives on this growing trend. Todd Hembree—the Attorney General of the most populous tribal nation in the United States, the Cherokee Nation—has recently sued major opioid distributors and retailers in response to the devastation caused by opioid abuse in Cherokee communities. The panel will also include discussion of Allergan’s recent sale of a drug patent to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in an attempt to shield the patent from inter partes review.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Solomon Center, Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS), and Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)