CMLA Annual lecture
Thursday, April 21, 6:00pm

Jeremy Greene M.D., Ph.D. will present
Making old drugs new again: on the uses of history in pharmaceutical policy

Jeremy GreeneGreene will focus upon the problem of incremental innovation—in which old drugs are only made available in unaffordable new packages—as illustrated in the case of medications for diabetes (Insulin), asthma (Albuterol), and gouty arthritis (Colchicine). Greene will argue that recourse to uncritical historical narratives by some stakeholders led to lapses in pharmaceutical policy in America. And he will call for a more effective translation of critical histories from the halls of academia to the regulatory and legislative chambers to inform health policymaking. Jeremy A. Greene, M.D., Ph.D., is associate professor of medicine and the history of medicine and the Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the author of Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine (2014), the first book to chronicle the social, political, and cultural history of generic drugs in America.

Allen Memorial Medical Library, Ford Auditorium

Please RSVP by April 18th, e-mail:
or phone: 216.368.6422

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