Title

Regulating America's Pharmaceutical Prices

Location

Room A147

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

Pharmaceutical drug prices in America are remarkably high when compared to the actual retail price. The result is an unnecessary and unwarranted financial stress on consumers. It is essential for all current and future voters to understand their role in reforming policies surrounding drug price regulation that are presently in place. To connect IMSA students with these issues and ensure their knowledge of how they can help, we plan to hold a General Assembly with IMSA Medical Society to inform and educate students about this issue. This General Assembly will involve an informational presentation around the topic. IMSA Medical Society provides an appropriate outlet for this collaboration to take place. The outlet is appropriate because students in IMSA Medical Society learn about various subjects in medicine, and a partnership with them would be sensible, and IMSA students would consider IMSA Medical Society a reliable source for this content. Since many or all IMSA students will be able to vote in the next upcoming elections, being informed about the issue and its current consequences allows students to realize a new concern that citizens should consider when voting for political candidates.

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Regulating America's Pharmaceutical Prices

Room A147

Pharmaceutical drug prices in America are remarkably high when compared to the actual retail price. The result is an unnecessary and unwarranted financial stress on consumers. It is essential for all current and future voters to understand their role in reforming policies surrounding drug price regulation that are presently in place. To connect IMSA students with these issues and ensure their knowledge of how they can help, we plan to hold a General Assembly with IMSA Medical Society to inform and educate students about this issue. This General Assembly will involve an informational presentation around the topic. IMSA Medical Society provides an appropriate outlet for this collaboration to take place. The outlet is appropriate because students in IMSA Medical Society learn about various subjects in medicine, and a partnership with them would be sensible, and IMSA students would consider IMSA Medical Society a reliable source for this content. Since many or all IMSA students will be able to vote in the next upcoming elections, being informed about the issue and its current consequences allows students to realize a new concern that citizens should consider when voting for political candidates.