Forum Session

Pharmaceutical Marketplace Dynamics
May 31, 2000


Robin J. Strongin


This half-day tutorial on pharmaceutical marketplace dynamics explained the workings of the marketplace by exploring topics such as competition, generics, intellectual property, research and development, pricing, and distribution. It also looked at federal programs, such as the Department of Veterans' Affairs federal supply schedule and Medicaid rebates. This session was followed by a briefing highlighting Prescription Drug Coverage, Spending, Utilization, and Prices, the April 2000 report to the president from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services.


Glenna M. Crooks, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Health International, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania; Judith L. Wagner, PhD, Principal Analyst, Congressional Budget Office; John M. Coster, PhD, RPh, Vice President, Federal and State Programs, National Association of Chain Drug Stores; Dan Mendelson, Managing Director, Health Strategies Consultancy, Washington, DC; Patricia M. Danzon, PhD, Celia Moh Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; John F. Hoadley, PhD, Director, Division of Health Financing Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

Slides from the presentations by Dr. Crooks, Dr. Wagner, Dr. Coster, Mr. Mendelson, and Dr. Danzon are available for download.

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 755.

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