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Green Templeton College | Oxford

Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling business, medical and ethical needs

A series of four lectures exploring the pharmaceutical industry past, present and future.

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Tuesday 5 May
The origin and evolution of the pharmaceutical industry

Speaker: Tilli Tansey, Professor of History of Modern Medical Sciences, University College London

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Tuesday 12 May
Pharmaceutical companies, government and society

Speaker: Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
Respondent: Chris Brinsmead, President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

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Tuesday 2 June
A Pharma perspective on healthcare needs and innovation in drug discovery

Speaker: Dr Patrick Vallance, Head of Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline
Respondent: Philip Bloomer, Director of Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam

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Tuesday 9 June
Is there a healthy future for Big Pharma?

Speaker: Dr John Patterson, former Executive Director, Development, AstraZeneca
Respondent: Sophia Tickell, Director, PharmaFutures

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