Friday, April 13, 2012

Is Government Harmful to Medical Innovation? A Debate at Harvard University, May 3

The Benjamin Rush Society Presents The Arthur N. Rupe Debate Series:
Be It Resolved That:

"Government Is Harmful to Medical Innovation"

Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC), Floor 2, Room 227260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pre-debate reception at 5:45 p.m. Debate at 6:30 p.m.

In Favor:

Neil Minkoff, MD (Sudbury, MA)
Founder, FountainHead HealthCare & Commissioner, Massachusetts Group Health Insurance Commission

Avik Roy (New York, NY)
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Public Policy & Editor, The Apothecary blog at
In Opposition:

Jerry Avorn, MD
(Boston, MA)
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital

John Abramson, MD (Boston, MA)
Lecturer on Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School & Author, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
(Boston, MA)
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

This event is free but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by registering at this link.

(The nearest MBTA station is Longwood Medical. A map showing the nearest parking is at this link.)

(A printable version of this invitation is at

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