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A Bitter Pill: Assuring the Quality, Safety, and Affordability of Generic Medicines

Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30 am
at Center for Global Development

Quality affordable generic medicines play a vital role in health systems around the world. Healthy competition from quality generic medicines can help keep prices in check—a shared concern across high-income and low- and middle-income countries. But CGD’s Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement found that markets for generic medicines in many low- and middle-income countries are failing. According to the final report, weak and under-resourced regulatory and quality control systems in many countries can often lead healthcare workers and patients to opt for more expensive branded medicines as a proxy for quality.

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges in generic medicines markets and what can be done to ensure that people around the world have access to quality affordable medicines and other lifesaving health products. The conversation will focus on the implications for global health policy and the role of international cooperation. Investigative journalist Katherine Eban will also share relevant findings from her new book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, which uncovers fraud and falsification in generic drug manufacturing.

Politics and Prose will have copies of "Bottle of Lies" available for purchase.


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Sporkful World Tour 2019 with Dan Pashman and Special Guest Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Friday, November 1 at 8:00 pm
at Miracle Theatre

The country’s #1 food podcast comes to DC for the first time! Join host Dan Pashman and special guest, Chef Kwame Onwuachi for a special live taping. The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters.
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