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Event NameHarvard 2016 Navigating the American Pharmaceutical Sector: Policy, Politics, Pricing, and Payment
Event Date(s) Monday, December 05, 2016  to Thursday, December 08, 2016
Event Location TBA
Boston, Massachusetts
U.S.A.
Cost$4,150
DescriptionBy participating in this program, you will learn to:

• Understand the US health care and pharmaceutical sectors as well as the context in which they developed

• Identify the impact of different payment structures and payer relationships on US health care spending and market pricing

• Navigate the FDA’s approval process

• Perform relevant measurable and objective analyses necessary to support decision making

• Determine challenges and opportunities facing the innovative biopharmaceutical industry

• Recognize the key potential pathways for distributing pharmaceutical products in the US

Who Should Participate

• Pharmaceutical sector employees from innovative/brand name manufacturers, generic manufacturers and biologics.

• International pharmaceutical companies interested in entering the US market.

• Employees from pharmaceutical benefit managers, including those involved in stakeholder relationships and pricing/discount practices.

• Insurance company employees responsible for managing the pharmaceutical benefit.

• Employees from pharmacies, including large pharmacy chains, independent pharmacies and specialty pharmacies.

• Government employees from a variety of stakeholders, including the FDA, CMS, state Medicaid departments and employees benefit purchasing groups.

• Large employer human resources benefit managers.

• Provider groups interested in the role of prescription drugs in recent reforms, such as Accountable Care Organizations and bundled payment programs.

• Other participants interested in expanding knowledge of pharmaceutical regulation, policy and practices in the US, including academics.

Learning Objectives

• Recognize the structure and key components of the US pharmaceutical sector.

• Gain a working knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations in the US surrounding approval, patents and generic entry and post marketing requirements.

• Analyze the politics of pharmaceutical policy in the US through analysis of pharmaceutical reforms, the ACA, and other major reforms.

• Obtain an appreciation for the differences between Medicare, Medicaid and private payer pharmaceutical reimbursement methodologies.

• Examine the issue of high cost prescription drugs and potential solutions, including policies and innovations in payment reform.
SponsorN/A
Host CompanyN/A
Contact Information Phone: 617-432-2100
Fax:   617-432-2242 
Email: contedu@hsph.harvard.edu
More Information https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/programs.cfm?CSID=APS0000&pg=cluster&CLID=1&utm_source=MassBio&utm_medium=events&utm_campaign=APS1216
 
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