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Big Pharma, a Market Failure
January 23, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
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LWVBC's Health Care Team is partnering with Longmont Public Forum to show the documentary film "Big Pharma: a Market Failure". It explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug costs impact the public, businesses and the overall US economy.
It digs deep to answer key questions: How much do pharmaceutical companies spend on research and development of innovative drugs? Do free market principles impact drug prices and help control cost? How do TV ads impact consumers and doctors?
Screening at 6:30 pm, followed by discussion with Virginia Gebhart and Jeanne Nicholson. This is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it.