POSTPONED: US Healthcare & Drug Pricing Debate [GSAS Harvard Biotech Club Event]

Date: 

Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Science Center Hall B, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Event has been postponed. More information to follow.

Earlier this month, nearly 30 pharmaceutical companies announced that they have taken steps to raise the U.S. prices of their medications. Why can’t government health agencies negotiate or directly regulate drug prices in the world’s most expensive pharmaceutical market?
Come hear the thoughts of health care experts. Ask questions on current policies. We will have catering and an open bar for the reception after the event!

Followed by a 1 hour reception
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/WesHwSzbHPxS9znf2

Joining us for this special event:

Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Portfolio Manager, & Managing Director, RA Capital Management, LLC

Peter Kolchinsky is co-founder, Managing Director, and Portfolio Manager of RA Capital Management, a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in healthcare and life science companies. He is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of private companies. He is the author of “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Start-up” and the Biotech Social Contract series.

Avik Roy

Policy advisor and political strategist

Avik Roy served as policy advisor to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and senior advisor to both Rick Perry's and Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaigns. Roy's financial and medical background, along with his experience on presidential campaigns, makes him a frequent guest on cable news networks such as Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNBC and Bloomberg Television. He has appeared on PBS's Newshour and on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher.

 

Moderated by:

Vivek Ramaswamy

Founder & CEO, Roivant Sciences

Vivek Ramaswamy is an American entrepreneur in the biotechnology sector. He is the founder and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences, founded in 2014 and now valued at $7 billion. Ramaswamy seeks to unlock innovation in drug discovery and commercialization by reducing the time and cost of the drug development process.