National Press Club

NIH to release drugs report at Headliners Newsmaker this Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine plans to release and discuss the findings of its new affordable drugs report at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Club’s Fourth Estate.

This news conference and panel discussion, moderated by USA Today Managing Editor Donna Leinwand Leger, is open to credentialed media, Club members, and the general public free of charge, but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

The new report examines patient access to affordable and effective drug therapies in the U.S., and recommends policy actions aimed at improving the affordability of prescription drugs without discouraging continued innovation in development. It looks specifically at drug pricing, the entry of generics into the market, financial transparency and insurance benefit designs.

Panelists will be:

Norman Augustine, chair of the panel and former chair and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin
Former Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.
Michelle Mello, professor of law and professor of health research and policy at Stanford University
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
Charles Phelps, university professor and provost emeritus at the University of Rochester